Genesis 11:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:28, NIV: "While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth."

Genesis 11:28, ESV: "Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans."

Genesis 11:28, KJV: "And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees."

Genesis 11:28, NASB: "Haran died during the lifetime of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans."

Genesis 11:28, NLT: "But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living."

Genesis 11:28, CSB: "Haran died in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans, during his father Terah's lifetime."

What does Genesis 11:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Haran, one of the three sons of Terah, died long before Terah did. At the time he died, the family home was in a region known as Ur of the Chaldeans, possibly in modern day southern Iraq. Haran lived long enough to father children such as Milcah, Iscah, and Lot. This makes Lot a grandson of Terah, and the nephew of Abram. This relationship will prove to be important in Genesis.

Lot and Abram will see their paths cross many times. Abram will lead a rescue operation to save Lot from capture (Genesis 14). After establishing a relationship with God, Abram will be renamed Abraham, and soon after this, he will pray for the people of Sodom, where Lot is living. Lot, once again, has to be rescued from destruction (Genesis 19).