It is the latest writer (P) who mentions Abram (the original form of the name), Nahor and Haran, sons of Terah, at the close of a genealogy of the sons of Shem, which includes among its members Eber the eponym of the Hebrews.
Terah is said to have come from Ur of the Chaldees, usually identified with Mukayyar in south Babylonia.
As the son of Haran and grandson of Terah, he was Abraham's nephew (Gen.
The "generations of Terah" (xi.
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