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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. Heb. haran; i.e., "mountaineer." The eldest son of Terah, brother of Abraham and Nahor, and father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah. He died before his father (Genesis 11:27), in Ur of the Chaldees.

2. Heb. haran, i.e., "parched;" or probably from the Accadian charana, meaning "a road." A celebrated city of Western Asia, now Harran, where Abram remained, after he left Ur of the Chaldees, till his father Terah died (Genesis 11:31, 32), when he continued his journey into the land of Canaan. It is called "Charran" in the LXX. and in Acts 7:2. It is called the "city of Nahor" (Genesis 24:10), and Jacob resided here with Laban (30:43). It stood on the river Belik, an affluent of the Euphrates, about 70 miles above where it joins that river in Upper Mesopotamia or Padan-aram, and about 600 miles northwest of Ur in a direct line. It was on the caravan route between the east and west. It is afterwards mentioned among the towns taken by the king of Assyria (2 Kings 19:12; Isaiah 37:12). It was known to the Greeks and Romans under the name Carrhae.

3. The son of Caleb of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:46) by his concubine Ephah.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

mountainous country

Naves Topical Index

1. Father of Lot and brother of Abraham
Genesis 11:26-31

2. Son of Caleb
1 Chronicles 2:46

3. A Levite
1 Chronicles 23:9

4. Called also Charran

A place in Mesopotamia to which Terah and Abraham migrated
Genesis 11:31; Genesis 12:4-5; Acts 7:4

Death of Terah at
Genesis 11:32

Abraham leaves by divine command
Genesis 12:1-5

Jacob flees to
Genesis 27:43; Genesis 28:7; Genesis 1:29

Jacob returns from, with Rachel and Leah
Genesis 31:17-21

Conquest of, by king of Assyria
2 Kings 19:12

Merchants of
Ezekiel 27:23

Idolatry in
Joshua 24:2; Joshua 24:14; Isaiah 37:12

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a mountaineer).

  1. The third son of Terah, and therefore youngest brother of Abram. (Genesis 11:26) (B.C. 1926.) Three children are ascribed to him

    Lot, vs. (Genesis 11:27,31) and two daughters, viz., Milcah, who married her uncle Nahor, ver. (Genesis 11:29) and Iscah. ver. (Genesis 11:29) Haran was born in Ur of the Chaldees, and he died there while his father was still living. ver. (Genesis 11:28)

  2. A Gershonite Levite in the time of David, one of the family of Shimei. (1 Chronicles 23:9)
  3. A son of the great Caleb by his concubine Ephah. (1 Chronicles 2:46)
  4. HARAN or CHARRAN, (Acts 7:2,4) name of the place whither Abraham migrated with his family from Ur of the Chaldees, and where the descendants of his brother Nahor established themselves. Comp. (Genesis 24:10) with Genesis 27:43 It is said to be in Mesopotamia, (Genesis 24:10) or more definitely in Padan-aram, ch. (Genesis 25:20) the cultivated district at the foot of the hills, a name well applying to the beautiful stretch of country which lies below Mount Masius between the Khabour and the Euphrates. Here, about midway in this district, is a small village still called Harran . It was celebrated among the Romans, under the name of Charr', as the scene of the defeat of Crassus.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HARANGUE, noun harang'. har'ang.

1. A speech addressed to an assembly or an army; a popular oration; a public address. This word seems to imply loudness or declamation, and is therefore appropriated generally to an address made to a popular assembly or to an army, and not to a sermon, or to an argument at the bar of a court, or to a speech in a deliberative council, unless in contempt.

2. Declamation; a noisy, pompous or irregular address.

HARANGUE, verb intransitive harang'. To make an address or speech to a large assembly; to make a noisy speech.

HARANGUE, verb transitive harang'. To address by oration; as, the general harangued the troops.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HARANG'UER, noun harang'er. An orator; one who addresses an assembly or army; a noisy declaimer.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HARANG'UING, participle present tense Declaiming; addressing with noisy eloquence.