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TERAH. (Terah-S1,S3,S4,S5)(Thara-S2)(Terih-S5). King of Agade. (S2,S5).
Born 1878 Anno Mundi (year of the world) [estimated to be (in 2152 B.C.-S2) (in 2122 B.C.-S1)(in 2052 B.C.-S5)], in Ur, Chaldea. (S2,S5); son of NAHOR.
He married Maria. (S2,S5).
The Bible says:
And TERAH lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran;Ö. Genesis 11:26-27
But the Book of Jasher states:
And Peleg his brother begat Yen, and Yen begat Serug, and Serug begat Nahor and Nahor begat Terah, and Terah was thirty-eight years old, and he begat Haran and Nahor. Jasher 7:22
And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo the daughter of Cornebo; and the wife of Terah conceived and bare him a son in those days. Terah was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah called the name of his son that was born to him Abram, because the king had raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes that were with him. Jasher 7:50-51
This then gives the age of Terah when Abram was born as age 70, exactly the same as in Genesis. Then taking the birth of Terah in 1878AM, this would place the birth of Abraham in 1948AM, just one year short of what Genesis indicates.
He lived in "Ur of the Chaldees." Terah afterwards migrated with Abraham (probably his youngest son) and Lot (his grandson), together with their families, from Ur, intending to go with them to Canaan; but he tarried at Haran, where he spent the remainder of his days.
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his sonís son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abramís wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. Abraham 1: 31
And the famine abated; and my father tarried in Haran and dwelt there, as there were many flocks in HaranÖ. Abraham 2:5
If not before, Abraham and Lot obviously became well aquainted with animal husbandry while in Haran.
We also learn that Terah, who had apparently turned for a time from idol worship, fell back into his old habits in Haran.
Öand my father turned again unto his idolatry, therefore he continued in Haran. Abraham 2:5
This indicates the reason that Terah remained in Haran when Abraham left Haran.
Another probablity is again given by the Book of Jasher (S7), which indicates that not only was Terah a servant of Nimrod, but that he was a great leader in Nimrod's army, and probably even his commanding general. It is not clear though if this was before he moved to Haran, or also afterwards.
And Terah his father was in those days, still captain of the host of king Nimrod, and he still followed strange gods. Jasher 11:15
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. Genesis 11:32 (also Abraham 1:32).
CHILDREN of TERAH:
- HARAN. He was born in Ur, Chaldea. (S2). His children were Lot, Milcah and (according to Jasher-S7), Sarai.
- NAHOR. Nahor married Milcah, daughter of his brother Haran. 20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abrahamís brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. Genesis 22:20-24.
- ABRAM. (Abraham). He married his (niece)(half-sister), Sarai (Sarah).
- [S1]. The Royal Line. Chart Prepared for the New York Stake Genealogical Board. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Centennial Exhibition. March 1936.
- [S2]. Genealogy Chart. http://www.geocities.com/adamdescendants/admg20.htm#2366. Refers to charts compiled by A.F. Bennett, A.F.Schmuhl, and Ped.Chart of the Campbell Family;
- [S3]. The Holy Bible. King James Version. https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible?lang=eng.
- [S4]. The Royal Ancestry of the Hamblin Family. Compiled for the Hamblin Family Association by George Merrill Roy, I.A.G. Received from Geraldine Tenney Nelson.
- [S5]. From Dust We Came... http://kykinfolks.tripod.com/fromdust/fromdust.htm.
- [S6]. The Pearl of Great Price. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- [S7]. Sefer ha Yasher. (The Book of Jasher). a) The Book of Jasher. Faithfully Translated from the Original Hebrew (1840) into English; A Reprint of the exact edition published by J.H. Parry & Company, Salt Lake City. 1887.
ANCESTORS OF TERAH:
Adam (4001BC-3071BC) and Eve
Enoch (3379BC-2948BC) taken up by God (Gen5:24)
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Zerah (Zehrah Zarah Zare) and Electra the Pleiade
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Richard Adams (c1530-1603) and Margaret Armager
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John Phelps and Sarah Andrews
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