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Genesis 11:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begat Lot.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now these are [the records of] the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— These, then are the generations of Terah, Terah, begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran,—and, Haran, begat Lot;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And these [are] births of Terah: Terah hath begotten Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran hath begotten Lot;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begate Abram, Nahor, and Haran: And Haran begate Lot.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And these [are] the generations of Terah{gr.Tharrha}. Terah{gr.Tharrha} begot Abram and Nahor{gr.Nachor}, and Arrhan; and Arrhan begot Lot.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now these [are] the generations of Terach: Terach begat Avram, Nachor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now these x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[are] the generations 8435
{8435} Prime
תּוֹלְדָה
towl@dah
{to-led-aw'}
From H3205; (plural only) descent, that is, family; (figuratively) history.
of Teraç תֶּרַח: 8646
{8646} Prime
תֶּרַח
Terach
{teh'-rakh}
Of uncertain derivation; Terach, the father of Abraham; also a place in the Desert.
Teraç תֶּרַח 8646
{8646} Prime
תֶּרַח
Terach
{teh'-rakh}
Of uncertain derivation; Terach, the father of Abraham; also a place in the Desert.
begat 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
´Avräm אַברָם, 87
{0087} Prime
אַבְרָם
'Abram
{ab-rawm'}
Contracted from H0048; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham.
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Näçôr נָחוֹר, 5152
{5152} Prime
נָחוֹר
Nachowr
{naw-khore'}
From the same as H5170; snorer; Nachor, the name of the grandfather and a brother of Abraham.
and Härän הָרָן; 2039
{2039} Prime
הָרָן
Haran
{haw-rawn'}
Perhaps from H2022; mountaineer; Haran, the name of two men.
and Härän הָרָן 2039
{2039} Prime
הָרָן
Haran
{haw-rawn'}
Perhaps from H2022; mountaineer; Haran, the name of two men.
begat 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Lô+ לוֹט. 3876
{3876} Prime
לוֹט
Lowt
{lote}
The same as H3875; Lot, Abraham's nephew.
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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 11:27-32

_ _ Here begins the story of Abram, whose name is famous, henceforward, in both Testaments. We have here,

_ _ I. His country: Ur of the Chaldees. This was the land of his nativity, an idolatrous country, where even the children of Eber themselves had degenerated. Note, Those who are, through grace, heirs of the land of promise, ought to remember what was the land of their nativity, what was their corrupt and sinful state by nature, the rock out of which they were hewn.

_ _ II. His relations, mentioned for his sake, and because of their interest in the following story. 1. His father was Terah, of whom it is said (Joshua 24:2) that he served other gods, on the other side of the flood, so early did idolatry gain footing in the world, and so hard is it even for those that have some good principles to swim against the stream. Though it is said (Genesis 11:26) that when Terah was seventy years old he begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran (which seems to tell us that Abram was the eldest son of Terah, and was born in his seventieth year), yet, by comparing Genesis 11:32, which makes Terah to die in his 205th year, with Acts 7:4 (where it is said that he was but seventy-five years old when he removed from Haran), it appears that he was born in the 130th year of Terah, and probably was his youngest son; for, in God's choices, the last are often first and the first last. We have, 2. Some account of his brethren. (1.) Nahor, out of whose family both Isaac and Jacob had their wives. (2.) Haran, the father of Lot, of whom it is here said (Genesis 11:28) that he died before his father Terah. Note, Children cannot be sure that they shall survive their parents; for death does not go by seniority, taking the eldest first. The shadow of death is without any order, Job 10:22. It is likewise said that he died in Ur of the Chaldees, before the happy removal of the family out of that idolatrous country. Note, It concerns us to hasten out of our natural state, lest death surprise us in it. 3. His wife was Sarai, who some think, was the same with Iscah, the daughter of Haran. Abram himself says of her that she was the daughter of his father, but not the daughter of his mother, Genesis 20:12. She was ten years younger than Abram.

_ _ III. His departure out of Ur of the Chaldees, with his father Terah, his nephew Lot, and the rest of his family, in obedience to the call of God, of which we shall read more, Genesis 12:1, etc. This chapter leaves them in Haran, or Charran, a place about mid-way between Ur and Canaan, where they dwelt till Terah's head was laid, probably because the old man was unable, through the infirmities of age, to proceed in his journey. Many reach to Charran, and yet fall short of Canaan; they are not far from the kingdom of God, and yet never come thither.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 11:27

Here begins the story of Abram. We have here, His country: Ur of the Chaldee's — An idolatrous country, where even the children of Eber themselves degenerated. His relations, mentioned for his sake, and because of their interest in he following story. His father was Terah, of whom it is said, Joshua 24:2, that he served other gods on the other side the flood; so early did idolatry gain footing in the world. Enough it is said, Genesis 11:26, that when Terah was seventy years old he begat Abram, Nabor and Haran, which seems to tell us that Abram was the eldest son of Terah, and born in the 70th year; yet by comparing Genesis 11:32, which makes Terah to die in his 205th year, with Acts 7:4, where it is said that Abram removed from Haran when his father was dead, and Genesis 12:4, where it is said that he was but 75 years old when he removed from Haran, it appears that he was born in the 130th year of Terah, and probably was his youngest son. We have, Some account of his brethren Nahor, out of whole family both Isaac and Jacob had their wives. Haran, the father of Lot, of whom it is here said, Genesis 11:28, that he died before his father Terah. 'Tis likewise said that he died in Ur of the Chaldees, before that happy remove of the family out of that idolatrous country. His wife was Sarai, who, tho' some think was the same with Iscah the daughter of Haran. Abram himself saith, she was the daughter of his father, but not the daughter of his mother, Genesis 20:12. She was ten years younger than Abram. His departure out of Ur of the Chaldees, with his father Terah, and his nephew Lot, and the rest of his family, in obedience to the call of God. This chapter leaves them in Haran or Charran, a place about the mid — way between Ur and Canaan, where they dwelt 'till Terah's head was laid; probably because the old man was unable, through the infirmities of age, to proceed in his journey.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 11:27

Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begat (1) Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

(1) He makes mention first of Abram, not because he was the first born, but for the history which properly belongs to him. Also Abram at the confusion of tongues was 43 years old, for in the destruction of Sodom he was 99 and it was destroyed 52 years after the confusion of tongues.

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Lot:

Genesis 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Genesis 13:1-11 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. ... Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Genesis 19:1-29 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; ... And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
2 Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
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