Smith's Bible Dictionary
The name of two persons in the family of Abraham.
1. His grandfather; the son of Serug, and father of Terah.Gen 11:22-25. (B.C. 2174).
2. Grandson of Nahor, 1, son of Terah, and brother of Abraham and Haran.Gen 11:26-27. (B.C. 2000). The order of the ages of the family of Terah is not improbably inverted in the narrative; in which case, Nahor instead of being younger than Abraham, was really older. He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother, Haran; and when Abraham and Lot migrated to Canaan, Nahor remained behind in the land of his birth, on the eastern side of the Euphrates.
|Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)|