Nahor or Nachor

Fausset's Bible Dictionary


Jos 24:2; Luk 3:34.

1. Abraham's grandfather.

2. Abraham's brother. Nahor was his elder brother; married Milcah his niece, Haran's daughter, who bore eight sons (Gen 11:26-29; Gen 22:20-24). His concubine Reumah bore Zebah and Maachah (whose descendants David came in contact with: 1Ch 18:8; 1Ch 19:6), Gaham and Thahash. Bethuel his son was Rebekah's father. She formed a tie between Abraham's seed and the original Mesopotamian family. Laban and Jacob's connection renewed it, then it closes. Laban, with polytheistic notions, distinguishes between his god "the god of Nahor" and "the God of Abraham," Jacob's God (Gen 31:3; Gen 31:5; Gen 31:19; Gen 31:29; Gen 31:42; Gen 31:49; Gen 31:53; Jos 24:2), "the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac." El Naura is a town on Euphrates above Hit.


Taken from: Fausset's Bible Dictionary by Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910)