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Holman Bible Dictionary
(tee' ruh) Personal name perhaps meaning, “ibex.” The father f Abraham, Nahor, and Haran (Genesis 11:26
). Along with a migration of people from Ur of the Chaldees, Terah moved his family, following the Euphrates River to Haran (Genesis 11:31
). He intended to continue from Haran into Canaan, but died in Mesopotamia at the age of 205 (Genesis 11:32
). A debate has centered on Terah's religious practices, for Joshua 24:2
apparently points to his family when it claims records that the father worshiped gods other than Yahweh.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Terah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/t/terah.html. 1991.