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Why do scholars think Abraham came from Ur in Mesopotamia?

In the book of Genesis, Abraham was written as coming from Ur, but the writer was also reminding the readers that in between the journey from Ur to the Levant, he once was dwelling in Harran. In other ...
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How historically accurate is the book of Esther? Can we relate its narrative and characters to any historical character?

How historically accurate is the Book of Esther? Can we relate its narrative and characters to any historical characters? I can give information which helps answer the first part of your question. A ...
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Why do scholars think Abraham came from Ur in Mesopotamia?

If the Ur was indeed added later as a point of difference, it is interesting that it is used in the context of Abraham (Genesis and Nehemiah) and not the Chaldeans elsewhere. Therefore the use of ur ...
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Why do scholars think Abraham came from Ur in Mesopotamia?

I would like to suggest a linguistic solution to the problem: namely that "beyond the River" in Josh. 24 was a designation of a geographical region that included Ur. In other words, although ...
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Why do scholars think Abraham came from Ur in Mesopotamia?

Henry Milman’s History of the Jews Vol 1 published in 1863 states that Sir Henry Rawlinson (Persian Scholar) was the first to place Ur @ Warka (Uruk) he also states that Terah & his 3 sons … Abram,...
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