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Genesis Chapter 11, vs. 27-32 with Betty

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Abram’s Family

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

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.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

K.J.V. Bible Text
My Thoughts:  
      In today’s reading, I learned about Terah, father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.  Haran, the father of Lot, died while Terah was still alive; so it was with Terah that a community of people traveled away from their native land of Ur. Their destination was Canaan but they came to Harran and settled there.  Terah died in Harran.  The people traveling with Terah included Abram, his wife Sarai and Abram’s brother Nahor whose wife was called Milkah
     This text says  Milkah, wife of Terah’s son Nahor was a daughter of Haran. If she was the daughter of the same Haran who was the son of Terah, then it would be her uncle who was her husband. This is something that caused me to pause momentarily, but I decided that it was perfectly reasonable for that day and time.  (Had not people intermarried their near relatives there would have been no one to marry because, at least at my level of understanding, it seems the communities were made up entirely of closely related people.)  
  Betty Killebrew

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