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Genesis 11:27, 29:

...Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot... And Abram and Nahor took wives... the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.

Was this Haran the brother of Nahor and Abram, or was the text trying to imply that it was a "different Haran" when it refers to Haran as "the father of Milcah and Iscah"?

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Did Nahor marry his niece?

Yes, he did. At that time, it was not that unusual. In fact, Abram married his half-sister.

Genesis 20:12

Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.

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