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And Abram and Nahor took them wives…
Very probably after the death of their elder brother Haran, whose daughters they married, at least one of them did, and some think both;
the name of Abraham's wife was Sarai:
it is not said whose daughter she was, unless she is the same with Iscah, the daughter of Haran, and so had two names, Iscah her name before marriage, Sarai after it, Abram calling her "my mistress", as "Sarai" signifies, as she called him my lord: so the Targum of Jonathan, Iscah, this is Sarai; in like manner Jarchi, Baal Hatturim, and other Jewish writers F6, take them to be the same; but according to (Genesis 20:12) Sarai should be the daughter of Terah, the father of Abraham, by another woman; and so the Arabic writers F7 say,
``the mother of Abraham died, whose name was Juna; and Terah married another wife, whose name was Lahazib; she bore him Sarah, whom Abraham afterwards married:''[and] the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the
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