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Haran

(hā`răn), in the Bible. 1 Abraham's brother. 2 Caleb's son.

Haran

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Harran

(both: härän`), ancient city of Mesopotamia, now in SE Asian Turkey, 24 mi (39 km) SE of Şanlıurfa. It was an important center on the trade route from Nineveh to Carchemish and the seat of the Assyrian moon god. The Babylonians defeated the Assyrian army at Haran in 609 B.C. Frequently mentioned in the Bible, it was the home of Abraham's family after the migration from Ur. The Greek form of the name is Charan or Charran. In Roman times it was CarrhaeCarrhae
, Roman name for the ancient Mesopotamian city of Haran. The name Carrhae is best known because of the battle of Carrhae in 53 B.C. M. Licinius Crassus (see Crassus, family) was defeated by the Parthians, who by their archery routed the Roman force.
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yet him God the most High voutsafes To call by Vision from his Fathers house, His kindred and false Gods, into a Land Which he will shew him, and from him will raise A mightie Nation, and upon him showre His benediction so, that in his Seed All Nations shall be blest; hee straight obeys, Not knowing to what Land, yet firm believes: I see him, but thou canst not, with what Faith He leaves his Gods, his Friends, and native Soile UR of CHALDAEA, passing now the Ford To HARAN, after him a cumbrous Train Of Herds and Flocks, and numerous servitude; Not wandring poor, but trusting all his wealth With God, who call'd him, in a land unknown.
Haran, who has five children to three women, had been sentenced to eight years behind bars in 2002 as well as a four-year supervision order.
Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was a correspondent with InformationWeek.
Oleksiy Haran, a professor of political science at the University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, believes that these negotiations won't lead to a radical change of the situation, but de-escalation of the conflict can begin with the active participation of the West.
SANA'A, March 19eAEThe Health Office of Hajja governorate will send a medical committee in the next week to the Haran sub-district in the Aflah are of Hajja, located northwest of Sana'a, to investigate an apparent spike in cancer rates.
Nila Haran chased after the thieves, who fled up a side street off Moss Lane.
The franchised outlets will be operated by local firm Haran Group.
Haran Group's' Ram Pillai said: "I think the partnership
Meanwhile, the free army blocked a military convoy heading to the town of Haran Awameed in Damascus suburbs and destroyed a tank in it.
He had visited the village in early September 1828 to help resolve some outstanding differences between the laity and Patrick Haran, the resident priest.
Tony Haran, a manager at LMM, said: "Historically it is a building we have been interested in if the vendor would sell it.
May 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times ): HARAN Pakistan Peoples Party central leader Sardar Fateh Mohammad Mohammad Hassani here Tuesday lauded President Asif Ali Zardaris reconciliation efforts to resolve the problems faced by the nation.