Haran


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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.
Terah left Ur of Chaldea (Tall al Mugayar, Iraq) with son Abram, his wife Sarah and Lot, a son of his brother Haran for Canaan (Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Southern portions of Syria and Lebanon).
The objectors were backed by their councillor, Helen Haran, who said there had been offers to run the pub.
The objectors were backed by their ward councillor Helen Haran who said there had been offers from people who wanted to continue running the pub.
The Municipality of Kapalong in Davao del Norte dismissed reports that the Lumads it helped rescue last month are now back in the UCCP Haran compound.
McDonald hit a brace before the break and Lee Chin fired home a third, but 15 Canning points and goals from Niall Burke, Cathal Mannion and Tadhg Haran gave Galway the victory.
And speed demon Shane Haran dreams of one day flying the flag for Ireland in the Olympics.
According to a Save Our Schools Network press release, classes resumed on January 7 at the UCCP Haran House in Davao City.READ: DepEd: No order to close down Lumad schoolsThe press release said the school was forcibly closed by armed forces and paramilitary units who were harassing teachers and students.
ISLAMABAD -- At least two persons were killed and four other sustained injuries in a road mishap near Haran Manar interchange on wee hours of Monday.