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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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Genesis 11:28

And Haran died before his father Terah
In his father's presence, before his face, in his life time, as Jarchi; he seeing him, as Aben Ezra: it does not so much respect the time of his death, that it was before his father, though that is true, as the place where he died, his father being present there at the time this was;

in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees;
Ur, which Ben Melech renders a valley, was the place of his birth, as it was of Abram's; it was in Mesopotamia, that part of it next to Assyria being called the land of the Chaldeans; hence these are spoken of as the same by Stephen, (Acts 7:2,4) mention is made by Pliny F2, of a place in those parts called Ura, which seems to be the same with this: Eupolemus


F3 says,

``that Abram was born at Camarine, a city of Babylon, some call Urie, and is interpreted a city of the Chaldeans;''

now Camarine is from (rmk) , "Camar", to heat or burn, and Ur signifies fire, so that both words are of the same signification: Josephus F4 says, that Haran died among the Chaldeans, in a city called Ur of the Chaldees, where, he adds, his grave is shown to this day: the Jews F5 have a fable concerning the death of Haran; they say that Terah was not only an idolater, but a maker and seller of images; and that one day going abroad, he left his son Abraham in the shop to sell them, who, during his father's absence, broke them all to pieces, except one; upon which, when Terah returned and found what was done, he had him before Nimrod, who ordered him to be cast into a burning furnace, and he should see whether the God he worshipped would come and save him; and while he was in it, they asked his brother Haran in whom he believed? he answered, if Abraham overcomes, he would believe in his God, but if not, in Nimrod; wherefore they cast him into the furnace, and he was burnt; and with respect to this it is said, "and Haran died before the face of Terah his father"; but Abraham came out safe before the eyes of them all.

F2 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 24.
F3 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 17. p. 418.
F4 Antiqu. l. 1. c. 6. sect. 5.
F5 Shalshalet, fol. 2. 1, 2. Jarchi in loc.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Genesis 11:28". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <>. 1999.


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