Hebrew: תרח ., Arabic: تارح .
|Also Known As:||"Thare", "Thara", "Tarih", "Térach", "Tarakr", "Terih", "Terach", "Azar", "תרח", "تارح", "Tareh", "Tera"|
|Death:||Died in Charran, Padam Aram, Turkey|
|Place of Burial:||Haran|
Son of Nachor .; Serug .; Ijaska . and Melka .
|Occupation:||King Of Agade, born 2122 b.c, dead 1917 b.c, King of Agade, Roy d'Ugarit, d'Agade, idol merchant, King|
|Managed by:||Chesky Pfeifer|
About Terah .
He lived in "Ur of the Chaldees," where his son Haran died (leaving behind his son Lot). Terah then migrated with Abraham and Lot (his grandson), with their families, from Ur, intending to go with them to Canaan. However he stayed in Harran (with son Nahor), where he died at the age of two hundred and five years.
Terah once went away and left Abraham to mind the store. A woman came with a plateful of flour and asked Abraham to offer it to the idols. Abraham took a stick, broke the idols, and put the stick in the largest idol’s hand. When Terah returned, he demanded that Abraham explain what he had done. Abraham told Terah that the idols fought among themselves and the largest broke the others with the stick. “Why do you make sport of me?” Terah cried, “Do they have any knowledge?” Abraham replied, “Listen to what you are saying!” Terah then delivered Abraham to King Nimrod for punishment. (Midrash Genesis Rabbah 38:13.)
In several places the Quran depicts the story of Abraham; Ibrahim, And his father who is named Tarekh. The story is much similar to the Jewish tradition; Azar (Ibrahim's Uncle) is a wicked polytheist who's occupation is carving wooden Idols for worship.
- Spouse: Maria (YAWNU) BAT ABRAM
- Spouse: NAHARYATH (SHALMATH) (TONA OR TAHDIF)
- Spouse: AMTHELO OF AGADE
- Spouse: EDNA BAT ABRAM
Born 2122 BC. Chaldea was a nation in the southern portion of Babylonia, Lower Mesopotamia, lying chiefly on the right bank of the Euphrates. Emigrated with his family from his native mountains in the north to the plains of Mesopotamia. He migrated then with Abraham & Lot from Ur intending to go with them to Canann; but he tarried at Haran, where he spent the remainder of his days. Died 1917 BC ~ was 205 years old upon his death.
Verses, from the Book of Jubilees, that refer to Terah:
5.11. And the prince Mastêmâ sent ravens and birds to devour the seed which was sown in the land, in order to destroy the land, and rob the children of men of their labours. Before they could plough in the seed, the ravens picked (it) from the surface of the ground. 12. And for this reason he called his name Terah, because the ravens and the birds reduced them to destitution and devoured their seed. 5 13. And the years began to be barren, owing to the birds, and they devoured all the fruit of the trees from the trees: it was only with great effort that they could save a little of all the fruit of the earth in their days. 14. And in this thirty-ninth jubilee, in the second week in the first year, Terah took to himself a wife, and her name was ’Êdnâ, 1 the daughter of ’Abrâm 2 the daughter of his father's sister. 15. And in the seventh year of this week she bare him a son, and he called his name Abram, by the name of the father of his mother; for he had died before his daughter had conceived a son. 3
Y tomó Taré a Abram su hijo, y a Lot hijo de Harán, hijo de su hijo, y a Sarai su nuera, mujer de Abram su hijo, y salió con ellos de Ur de los caldeos, para ir a la tierra de Canaán; y vinieron hasta Harán, y se quedaron allí. (Gén. 11:31). Tenía ya 70 años cuando nacieron sus hijos Abraham, Nacor y Harán. Murió en Harán a la edad de 205 años.
aka Tarakr ben Nakor den semit aka Turgi ben NACHOR, aka Azar ibn NAHOOR,
Poss. Jullus i Roms 12-oldefar.
HM George I s 100-oldefar.
HRE Ferdinand I s 96-oldefar.
Osawatomie 'Browns 106-oldefar.
poss. Wives / Partnere: »Edna bat« Abram , Tohwait af EGYPTEN , Pelilah , Maria , Amthelo af Ågade , Amthelo af Ågade , (NN), Edna søster Børn: Abraham (Avraham Ibrahim) i GENESIS , Nakor (ben Tera) Aramæeren ; Sarai (Sarah) bas Tera , Zoba af UR , Haran (Harran) ben Tera
Hans (evt.) Børnebørn: Isaac ibn Abraham , Midjan (Madian) ibn ABRAHAM , Ismael (Isma'il) ibn ABRAHAM , Ishbak (Jesboc) , Zimran (Zamram) ibn IBRAHIM , Kemuel , aramæeren Betuel , Uz , Aram ; Sarai (Sarah) (Princess) bint Haran , Lot ibn Haran , Milka (Milkah) bint Haran
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Tarah" redirects here. For other uses, see Tarrah (disambiguation). Terah Terah.jpg Terah from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum" Born bef. 2000 BCE, Ur Died Haran Children Abram Nahor II Haran Parents Nahor ben Serug Terah is also a place, Terah (Exodus) Terah or Térach (Hebrew: תֶּרַח / תָּרַח, Modern Téraḥ / Táraḥ Tiberian Téraḥ / Tāraḥ ; "Ibex, wild goat", or "Wanderer; loiterer") is a biblical figure in the book of Genesis, son of Nahor, son of Serug and father of the Patriarch Abraham, all descendants of Shem's son Arpachshad. Terah is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and in the New Testament. Contents [hide] 1 Genesis narrative 2 Jewish tradition 2.1 Terah's occupation 2.2 Leader of the journey 2.3 When Abram leaves Haran 3 Islamic tradition 3.1 Abraham's advice 3.2 Wreckage of the idols 3.3 Abraham is thrown into the fire 4 Christian tradition 5 References Genesis narrative
Most of what is told about Terah is recorded in Genesis 11:26-28. Terah's father was Nahor, son of Serug, descendants of Shem.[v.10] They and many of their ancestors were polytheistic. Regarding his children, Terah had three sons: Abram, Haran, and Nahor II.[v.26] His daughter Sarai, by a second wife, was also his daughter-in-law, wife of Abram. The entire family, including grandchildren, lived in Ur of the Chaldees.[v.31] One of his grandchildren was Lot whose father Haran died before the family left Ur.[v.28] Terah's son Abram had an encounter with God, who directed him to take the entire family, leave Haran and move to the land of Canaan. Terah coordinated the journey, intending to go to this new land, but stopped in the city of Haran,[v.31] along the way, where he died at the age of 205.[v.32] Jewish tradition
Terah's occupation Terah was a wicked  idolatrous priest who manufactured idols. In Jewish tradition, Abram is considered to be the eldest of three sons who was opposed to his father’s idol shop. After Abram smashed his father’s idols and chased customers away, Terah brought his unruly son before Nimrod, who threw him into a fiery furnace, yet Abram miraculously escaped. The Zohar says that when God saved Abram from the furnace, Terah repented and Rabbi Abba B. Kahana said that God assured Abram that his father Terah had a portion in the World to Come. Rabbi Hiyya's relates this account: Terah left Abram to mind the store while he departed. A woman came with a plateful of flour and asked Abram to offer it to the idols. Abram then took a stick, broke the idols, and put the stick in the largest idol’s hand. When Terah returned, he demanded that Abram explain what he'd done. Abram told his father that the idols fought among themselves and the largest broke the others with the stick. “Why do you make sport of me?” Terah cried, “Do they have any knowledge?” Abram replied, “Listen to what you are saying!” Leader of the journey Terah is identified as the person who arranged and led the family to embark on a mysterious journey to Canaan. It is shrouded in mystery to Jewish scholars as to why Terah began the journey and as to why the journey ended prematurely. It is suggested that he was a man in search of a greater truth that could possibly be found in the familiar land of Canaan, and that it was Abram who picked up the torch to continue his father's quest, that Terah himself was unable to achieve.  When Abram leaves Haran It is believed that Abram left Haran before Terah died as an expression that he would not be remiss in the Mitzvah, of honoring a parent, by leaving his aging father behind. The significance of Terah not reaching Canaan, was a reflection of his character, a man who was unable to go “all the way”. Though on a journey in the right direction, Terah fell short at arriving to the divine destination — in contrast to Abram, who did follow through and achieved the divine goal, and was not bound by his father’s idolatrous past. Abram's following God’s command to leave his father, thus absolved him from the Mitzvah of honoring parents, and as Abraham, he would go on to create a new lineage distinct from his ancestors. Islamic tradition
In some Islam sects, Abraham's father is believed to have been an ignorant man, who refused to listen to the constant advice of his wise son. In fact, the earliest story involving Abraham in the Qur'an is his discussion with his father. The name given for this man in the Qur'an  is Āzar (Arabic: آزر), though Arab genealogists related the name of Abraham's father as Tāraḥ (Arabic: تارح). Even though the name is different in Islamic tradition to that in the Hebrew Bible, there is no doubt that the same figure is spoken of in both texts. Abraham's advice As a father, Azar required his son's most sincere advice. Abraham, after receiving his first revelations from God, invited his father to the way of Islam. Abraham explained to him the faults in idolatry, and why he was wrong to worship objects which could neither hear nor see. From the Quran 74/6 "And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham said to his father Azar: Do you take idols as deities? Indeed, I see you and your people to be in manifest error." Abraham told his father that he had indeed received revelations from God, knowledge which his father did not possess, and told him that belief in God would grant him immense rewards in both this life and the hereafter. Abraham concluded his preaching by warning Azar of the grave punishment he would face if he did not mend his ways. When Abraham offered his father the guidance and advice of God, he rejected it, and threatened to stone him to death. Abraham prayed for his father to be forgiven by God, and although he continued to seek forgiveness, it was only because of a promise that he had made earlier to him. When it became clear that Azar's unrelenting hatred towards pure monotheism would never be fought, Abraham dissociated himself from him. Wreckage of the idols The Qur'an makes it clear that the people of Abraham were idolaters. When Abraham had become older, he decided to finally teach his community a lesson. He said to himself that he had a plan for their idols, whilst they would be gone away. The Qur'an goes onto narrate that Abraham subsequently broke the idols, all except the largest, which he kept intact. When the people returned, they began questioning each other over the wreckage, until some of the people remembered that the youth, Abraham, had spoken of the idols earlier. When Abraham arrived, the people immediately began to question him, asking him whether he had anything to do with the broken idols. Abraham then, in a clever taunt, asked the people as to why they do not ask the largest of the idols, which, they believed, could indeed hear and speak. The people of Abraham were then confounded with shame, and admitted that the idols were incapable of anything. Abraham is thrown into the fire After the incident of the idol wreckage, the people of Abraham, while having admitted their fault, are said to have ignored Abraham's warning and instead retaliated by throwing him into a fire and exclaiming "protect your gods". Although the natural nature of fire is one of intense heat, God commanded the flame to be cool and peaceful for Abraham. Abraham, as a result, remained unhurt both physically and spiritually, having survived the fire of persecution. The people continued to taunt and persecute him, but to no avail, as the Qur'an says that it was they "that lost most". Christian tradition
The Christian views of the time of Terah come from a passage in the New Testament at Acts 7:2-4 where Stephen said some things that contrast with Jewish Rabbinical views. He said that God appeared to Abraham in Mesopotamia, and directed him to leave the Chaldeans — whereas most Rabbinical commentators see Terah as being the one who directed the family to leave Ur Kasdim from Genesis 11:31: “Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and left Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan.”
Preceded by Nahor Ancestor of Israel Terah Succeeded by Abraham
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Age 250 years
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other sources say:
b: abt 2122 bc - Ur, Chaldea, Mesopotamia d: abt 1917 bc - Charran, Padan-aram