Yahoo Web Search

Search results

  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › HarranHarran - Wikipedia

    Harran was founded at some point between the 25th and 20th centuries BC, possibly as a merchant colony by Sumerian traders from Ur. Over the course of its early history, Harran rapidly grew into a major Mesopotamian cultural, commercial and religious center.

  2. Harran, ancient city of strategic importance, now a village, in southeastern Turkey. It lies along the Balīkh River, 24 miles (38 km) southeast of Urfa.

    • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. Harran (biblical place) The ruins of the city of Harran, called Haran ( Hebrew: חָרָן, Ḥārān) in the Hebrew Bible, might lie within present-day Turkey. Haran first appears in the Book of Genesis as the home of Terah and his descendants, and as Abraham 's temporary home. Later biblical passages list Haran among some cities and lands ...

  4. May 27, 2022 · Harran lies about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) north-west of Ur, which was the capital of the first dynasty Sumer and seat of the moon god Sin or Nanna. The temple at Ur was called E-gish-shir-gal, meaning the ‘House of the Great Light’.

  5. www.encyclopedia.com › history › asia-and-africaHaran | Encyclopedia.com

    Aug 8, 2016 · Haran or Harran (both: härän´), ancient city of Mesopotamia, now in SE Asian Turkey, 24 mi (39 km) SE of Şanlıurfa. It was an important center on the trade route from Nineveh to Carchemish and the seat of the Assyrian moon god.

  6. Aug 28, 2017 · Close to the city of Urfa, Harran was one of the most important cities of Northern Mesopotamia; however, excavations have also revealed evidence from the Early Bronze Age.

  7. People also ask

  8. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › HaranHaran - Wikipedia

    Haran or Aran ( Hebrew: הָרָן Hārān) [3] is a man in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible. [4] He died in Ur of the Chaldees, was a son of Terah, and brother of Abraham. Through his son Lot, Haran was the ancestor of the Moabites and Ammonites .

  1. People also search for