« Nahbi Nahor Nahshon, Or Naashon »


(snorting), the name of two persons in the family of Abraham.

  • His grandfather; the son of Serug and father of Terah. (Genesis 11:22-25) (B.C. 2174.)
  • Grandson of the preceding son of Terah and brother of Abraham and Haran. (Genesis 11:26,27) (B.C. 2000.) The order of the ages of the family of Terah is not improbably inverted in the narrative; in which case Nahor instead of being younger than Abraham, was really older. He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran; and when Abraham and Lot migrated to Canaan, Nahor remained behind in the land of his birth, on the eastern side of the Euphrates.
« Nahbi Nahor Nahshon, Or Naashon »
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