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Nahor

Meaning: snorting

This was the name of two biblical men.

  1. Nahor, the father of Terah, who was the father of Abraham (Gen. 11:22-25; Luke 3:34).

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  2. Nahor, a son of Terah, and elder brother of Abraham (Gen. 11:26-27; Josh. 24:2, Revised Version)—He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran, and remained in the land of his nativity on the east of the river Euphrates at Haran (Gen. 11:27-32). A correspondence was maintained between the family of Abraham in Canaan and the relatives in the old ancestral home at Haran till the time of Jacob. When Jacob fled from Haran all intercourse between the two branches of the family came to an end (Gen. 31:55). His grand-daughter Rebekah became Isaac's wife (24:67).

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