29 Meanwhile, Abram married Sarai, and his brother Nahor married Milcah, the daughter of their brother Haran. Modern-day travellers to the site of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (near Basra in modern-day southern Iraq) can visit the archaeological remains of the Royal Tombs of the Sumerian Kings (dating from c.2600BC), excavated by Leonard Woolley in the 1920s, together with the partially reconstructed remains of the Ziggurat of Ur. Gen 12:1-3    God calls Terah’s son Abram to “Leave your country… and go to the land I will show you.” God establishes a covenant agreement with Abram to give his family the ‘promised land’ of Canaan (later called Palestine). 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). And He asked us to travel to a place known only to Him. 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). Faith is being sure about God’s goodness, even when we’re uncertain about everything else. What is the distance from Haran to Canaan. 8 After that, Abram traveled southward and set up camp in the hill country between Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. He then camped between Bethel and Ai and built an altar to the Lord there (Genesis 12:8) and then moved in stages into the Negev desert (Genesis 12:9). ‘Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. Tell Haran is located in the fertile Haran Plain, which is watered by the Balikh River, a major tributary of the Euphrates River. This website uses cookies to monitor usage (see Privacy Statement in drop-down box under 'Contact Us'). If you look carefully at the map border you will see I have included some little black and white figures. Haran and the temple suffered much damage in the invasion of the Umman-Manda (the Medes). 3 Then they continued traveling by stages toward Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where they had camped before. First published in Tabletalk Magazine, an outreach of Ligonier. The Journeys of Isaac, Jacob & Joseph, Jacob cheats Esau and flees to Mesopotamia, 25. Abram and Lot seperate His strength will support you. The ancient city of Haran is associated with the Turkish ruins as Harran. If this is the location, then the distance between Haran and Jerusalem is 409 miles or 658 kilometers. 2 for Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Gen 12:4-5    In c.1855BC, Abram and his nephew Lot set out for Canaan, about 400 miles / 640km away, with their tents and flocks (see 2 on Map 38). Whatever God has called you to do, wherever God has called you to go, He will also provide the grace that’s more than sufficient to see you through. Faith is being sure about God’s goodness, even when we’re uncertain about everything else. Genesis 13:5-13 records the separation of Lot from Abram as the land of Canaan couldn’t support all their flocks and herds living so close together. Many items from the tombs are on display at the British Museum in London. His love will enrich you. Moses’ record of Terah’s death in Haran (v. 32) is not inconsequential; it had import for the first readers of Genesis. Or do you trust in the unwavering goodness of God? It was probably "the city of Nahor" to which Abraham's servant came to find a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:10). Remains of the old cathedral are also conspicuous. The privileges then lost were restored by Sargon II. What style of government does south korea have? Haran is one of the oldest cities on earth that is still inhabited today. And rest in the perfect peace of Jesus. Malachi & Joel await the Day of the LORD, 48. If Terah and Abram followed the Euphrates to Haran, and then Abram went down to Canaan, it would be more than 1300 miles.