HAR'AN, I.

  1. Son of Terah, and brother of Abraham (Genesis 11:29).
  2. A Levite (1 Chronicles 23:9).

HA'RAN, II. (road, business).

  1. A city of Mesopotamia, about 280 miles northest of Damascus. It was a city of much commercial activity, like Ur of the Chaldees, and had the moon-god for its patron diety. Abraham and Terah sojourned there for a time, and Terah died there (Genesis 11:31,32; 12:4,5). Jacob also resided there for a time (Genesis 28:10; 29:4). As early as 1100 B.C., the Assyrians hunted in the vicinity of Haran, and later captured it (2 Kings 19:12). See also Acts 7:2,4.
  2. A son of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:46).

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