Onward to Canaan. If you look carefully at the map border you will see I have included some little black and white figures. 7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “I am going to give this land to your offspring.” And Abram built an altar there to commemorate the LORD’s visit. The Journeys of Isaac, Jacob & Joseph, Jacob cheats Esau and flees to Mesopotamia, 25.

“Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there” (Gen. 11:31). How to get right with God: Sacrifice or Faith? Haran is the name of Abram's brother (see Genesis 11:27) so Terah apparently re-named the place Haran in memory of his son, Lot's father, who had died before the family left Ur (Genesis 11:28). Isaiah offers comfort to those in exile, Words of comfort after the fall of Jerusalem, Those returning are encouraged to follow the LORD, The LORD's blessing will rest on Jerusalem, 41.

Modern travellers to Harran (Haran), near Altinbaşak in eastern Turkey, can sense the antiquity of the settlement when they encounter its decaying walls, the ruins of the ancient 11th century citadel, and the remains of the Old Mosque. His strength will support you. Moses’ record of Terah’s death in Haran (v. 32) is not inconsequential; it had import for the first readers of Genesis. If you want that area over there, then I’ll stay here. At that time Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land. In actuality, Terah’s life overlaps with most of the events of the Abraham narrative, and so this may be why Abram’s story is called “the generations of Terah” (v. 27). 4 So Abram departed as the LORD had instructed him, and Lot went with him. Many items from the tombs are on display at the British Museum in London. The name Abraham later was given to Abram by God. Israel becomes a kingdom under Saul and David, Jonathan demolishes the Philistine pillar at Geba, Saul is killed by the Philistines at Mt Gilboa, The Ark of the Covenant is brought to Jerusalem, David's victories over Israel's neighbours, Absalom's flight & his rebellion against David, 31. 6 Traveling through Canaan, they came to a place near Shechem and set up camp beside the oak at Moreh. HARAN (2) ha'-ran (charan; Charhran): The city where Terah settled on his departure from Ur (Genesis 11:31 f); whence Abram set out on his pilgrimage of faith to Canaan (Genesis 12:1).It was probably "the city of Nahor" to which Abraham's servant came to find a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:10).Hither came Jacob when he fled from Esau's anger (Genesis 27:43). Next a severe famine in Canaan drove Abram and his company into Egypt (Genesis 12:10). The story then recommences nearly a thousand years after the building of the, Haran is the name of Abram's brother (see Genesis 11:27) so Terah apparently re-named the place, 1. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran had a son named Lot.
Faith is being sure about God’s goodness, even when we’re uncertain about everything else. (This was before the LORD had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) Nabuna`id restored temple and city, adorning them on a lavish scale. 5 He took his wife, Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth—his livestock and all the people who had joined his household at Haran—and finally arrived in Canaan. Onward to Canaan. Some time later God spoke to Abram (when he was 75 years old) and he continued the migration from Haran to near Shechem, in Canaan (Genesis 12:1-6). A well nearby is identified as that where Eliezer met Rebekah.In Acts 7:2, 4, the King James Version gives the name as Charran.W. I want to move from Haran to Canaan and experience all you have for me. The first part of the journey involved Terah (Abram’s father), Abram, Sarai (Abram’s wife), Lot (Terah’s grandson) and all their goods and servants, travelling from Ur of the Chaldeans to Haran, a northern Mesopotamian commercial city (Genesis 11:27-32) (for all Bible reference, see bottom of page). We know from verse 32 that Abram’s father Terah died in Haran. The power of the Holy Spirit - for everyone? If Abram went to On (aka Heliopolis) we’d have to add another 60 miles (97 Km) to that trek! But this is not the case, for his death is recorded only five verses later. 27 This is the history of Terah’s family. How to get right with God: By water or the Spirit? Yes, we are called to believe in Jesus, and like Abram, God calls us to something far greater: to a newfound faith in Him; to a love affair with Him and a lifestyle that is completely dependent upon Him. The rope would be called ‘faith’ and the void ‘uncertainty and unknowing.’ And more than likely we would be feeling fearful, with a keen dependence on that rope.

Bible Cartoons, Gospel Illustrations, Meta4 Pictures, Maps and pretty much everything else on this website drawn and coloured by Martin Young! Remains of the old cathedral are also conspicuous.