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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Haran 
  (1.)  Heb.  haran;  i.e.,  "mountaineer."  The  eldest  son  of  Terah, 
  brother  of  Abraham  and  Nahor,  and  father  of  Lot  Milcah,  and 
  Iscah.  He  died  before  his  father  (Gen.  11:27),  in  Ur  of  the 
  Chaldees. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  haran,  i.e.,  "parched;"  or  probably  from  the 
  Accadian  charana,  meaning  "a  road."  A  celebrated  city  of  Western 
  Asia,  now  Harran,  where  Abram  remained,  after  he  left  Ur  of  the 
  Chaldees,  till  his  father  Terah  died  (Gen.  11:31,  32),  when  he 
  continued  his  journey  into  the  land  of  Canaan.  It  is  called 
  Charran"  in  the  LXX.  and  in  Acts  7:2.  It  is  called  the  "city  of 
  Nahor"  (Gen.  24:10),  and  Jacob  resided  here  with  Laban  (30:43). 
  It  stood  on  the  river  Belik,  an  affluent  of  the  Euphrates,  about 
  70  miles  above  where  it  joins  that  river  in  Upper  Mesopotamia  or 
  Padan-aram,  and  about  600  miles  northwest  of  Ur  in  a  direct 
  line  It  was  on  the  caravan  route  between  the  east  and  west.  It 
  is  afterwards  mentioned  among  the  towns  taken  by  the  king  of 
  Assyria  (2  Kings  19:12;  Isa.  37:12).  It  was  known  to  the  Greeks 
  and  Romans  under  the  name  Carrhae. 
 
  (3.)  The  son  of  Caleb  of  Judah  (1  Chr.  2:46)  by  his  concubine 
  Ephah. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Haran,  mountainous  country 
 




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