Ur

Ur (Oor)

One of the oldest cities of southern Mesopotamia. Ur, modern Tell el-Muqayyar, lies ten miles west of the Euphrates, on whose bank it stood in antiquity, before the river changed course. In the OT, Ur is mentioned four times (Gen 11:28; Gen 11:31; Gen 15:7; Neh 9:7), in each instance as the home of the patriarch Abraham before his migration to Haran and Canaan.

Gen 11:28

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Gen 11:31

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Gen 15:7

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Neh 9:7

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