The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleGenesis 11:25
And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, one hundred and
In all one hundred and forty eight years; so
sensibly did the lives of the patriarchs decrease: in the days of
Nahor, the Arabic writers F20 say, was a great earthquake, which had
never been observed before; idolaters increasing and offering their
children to demons, God raised a tempest like a deluge, which broke
their images and destroyed their temples in Arabia, and covered them
in heaps of sand, which remained to the days of those writers, as they
affirm: in his days it is also said Spain, Portugal, and Arragon were
and begat sons and daughters;
of whom no other account is given: he
died, as a Jewish chronologer says F23, in the one hundred and tenth
year of Abraham.
F20 Patricides, p. 15. Elmacinus, p. 30. apud Hottinger. p. 279, 280.
F21 Juchasin, fol. 135. 2.
F23 R. Gedaliah, ut supra. (fol. 2. 1.)