Fausset's Bible Dictionary
|Reu's son, great
grandfather of Abraham (as to his age, see CHRONOLOGY); in the
Hebrew 230 years, 30 before begetting Nahor, 200 afterward; but in
Septuagint 130 before begetting Nahor, making 330. One of many
systematic variations lengthening the interval between the flood and
Abraham from 292 to 1172, or as the Alexandrinus manuscript 1072.
Epiphanius (Haer. 1:6, section 8) says Serug means "provocation," and
that idolatry began in his time, but confined to pictures, and that the
religion of mankind up to his time was Scythic, after Serug and the
building of the Babel tower it was Hellenic or Greek.
|Taken from: Fausset's Bible Dictionary by Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910)|