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.
28Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
31Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out together from Ur of the Cha ... View more
7Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.”
7You are the Lord, the God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and gave him the name Abraham;