Hara

“Mountainous land, a province of Assyria (1 Chr. 5:26), between” “the Tigris and the Euphrates, along the banks of the Khabur, to” which some of the Israelite captives were carried. It has not been identified. Some think the word a variation of Haran.

“Fright; fear, the twenty-fifth station of the Israelites in” their wanderings (Num. 33:24).

“(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.

Definition of Hara: “a hill; showing forth”

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