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Terah (Tarih), King of Agade[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male Abt 2122 B.C. - Abt 1917 B.C.

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  • Name Terah (Tarih)  
    Suffix King of Agade 
    Born Abt 2122 B.C.  Ur, Chaldea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Thara 
    Died Abt 1917 B.C. 
    • «b»



      Luke 3:34


      Terah«/b» or «b»Térach«/b» («u»Hebrew «/u»: / , «u»Modern «/u» «i»Téra«/i» / «i»Tára«/i» «u»Tiberian «/u» «i»Téra«/i» / «i»T«/i» ; "Ibex, wild goat", or "Wanderer; loiterer") was the father of «u»Abraham «/u» mentioned in the «u»Hebrew Bible
      \ulnone«b»The person
      The Bible
      «/b»According to the «u»Book of Genesis «/u» 11, Terah was the son of «u»Nahor «/u», who was the son of «u»Serug «/u», who was the son of «u»Reu «/u», who was the son of «u»Peleg «/u», who was the son of «u»Eber «/u», who was the son of «u»Shelah «/u», who was the son of «u»Arpachshad «/u», who was the son of «u»Shem «/u», who was one of the sons of «u»Noah «/u».
      According to Genesis 11 Terah had three sons: «u»Abram «/u»; «u»Haran «/u»; and «u»Nahor «/u»; according to Genesis 20:12, «u»Sarah «/u», Abraham's wife, was his half-sister (Terah's daughter by a wife other than Abraham's mother). He lived in "«u»Ur «/u» of the «u»Chaldees «/u»," where his son Haran died, leaving behind his son «u»Lot «/u». Nahor settled at Harran, a place on the way to Ur. Terah later migrated with Abraham (probably his youngest son) and Lot (his grandson), together with their families, from Ur. He intended to go with them to «u»Canaan «/u» but he stayed in «u»Harran «/u», where he died at the age of 205 years («u»Genesis «/u» 11:24-32). Abram moved his family out of Harran when Terah was 145 years old (Gen 11:31,32; Acts 7:4). The «u»Book of Joshua «/u» reports that Terah worshipped other gods (Josh. 24:2).
      «b»Jewish Tradition
      «/b»The «u»Midrash «/u» regards Terah as wicked. (E.g., Numbers Rabbah 19:1; 19:33.) Rabbi Hiyya said that Terah manufactured «u»idols «/u» and told the following account: Terah once went away and left Abraham to mind the store. A woman came with a plateful of flour and asked Abraham to offer it to the idols. Abraham took a stick, broke the idols, and put the stick in the largest idol's hand. When Terah returned, he demanded that Abraham explain what he had done. Abraham told Terah that the idols fought among themselves and the largest broke the others with the stick. "Why do you make sport of me?" Terah cried, "Do they have any knowledge?" Abraham replied, "Listen to what you are saying!" Terah then delivered Abraham to King «u»Nimrod «/u» for punishment. («u»Genesis Rabbah «/u» 38:13.) The «u»Zohar «/u» says that when God saved Abraham from the furnace, Terah repented. (Zohar, Bereshit 1:77b.) Rabbi Abba b. Kahana said that God assured Abraham that his father Terah had a portion in the World to Come. (Genesis Rabbah 30:4; 30:12.)
      «/b»In several places the Quran depicts the story of Ibrahim (Abraham) and his father who is named «u»Azar «/u». The story is much similar to the Jewish tradition: «u»Azar «/u» (an arabicized form of Zarah or Athar found in Jewish books as Talmud) is a wicked polytheist whose occupation is carving wooden Idols for worship.
      «b»The place
      «/b»Terah is also the name of a place where the «u»Israelites «/u» stopped on «u»the Exodus «/u».
    • (Research):«b»

      Born 3265 AM

      Died 3470 AM

      aka Tarakr ben NAHOR the SEMITE; aka Turgi ben NACHOR; aka Azar ibn NAHOOR; `Virtue high'
    Person ID I5524  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 5 May 2015 

    Father Nahor (Nahur), King of Ur And Agade,   b. Abt 2151 B.C.,   d. Abt 2003 B.C. 
    Mother Ijaska (Jaska),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1759  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Edna,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Nahor,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Haran,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Abraham (Ibrahim) (Avraham) ben Tarakr,   b. Abt 2052 B.C.,   d. Abt 1877 B.C.
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1757  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Tohwait of Egypt,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Sarah (Sarai),   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 4 May 2015 
    Family ID F3224  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
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    2. [S401] Albert F. Schmuhl The Royal Line.

    3. [S399] Stevens, Luke, Line of Adam.

    4. [S422] The Holy Bible, (Genesis, King James Version., 1611)., (Genesis, King James Version., 1611).

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    6. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).