He had twelve sons, and among them Bethuel the father of Rebekah, Genesis 22:20-24. Milcah was a woman of ancient Mesopotamia and an ancestor of the patriarch Jacob. One of these, Bethuel, was the father of Rebekah (. 22:24. (Gen. 11:27, 29.) He married Milcah his niece in Ur of the Chaldees, Genesis 11:26,29, but seems to have transferred his residence to Haran, Genesis 24:10 27:43. Nahor married the daughter of his brother Haran, Milcah, his niece. Call us at 888-634-2038. Genesis 11:29 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. Milcah was born to the man Haran, who also had another daughter, Iscah, and a son, Lot. (Yalkut Shimoni Balak 22:20.  In this region, Nahor and his family settled except for his brother Haran, who had died sometime ago back in Ur. The fourth named of the five daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. Daughter of Haran, and therefore also sister of Lot, who married her uncle Nahor ().Because she was the mother of Bethuel, Milcah also became the grandmother of Rebekah (Gen 22:20–33; 24:15).Whatever was the text is to be understood in terms of original 1. In the account of Terah's family, mentioned in Gen.11:26-32, Nahor II is listed as the son of Terah, amongst two other brothers, Abram and Haran. 18:14, 20:19), it did not rule out marriage between uncle and niece. [V.32], Nahor II continued his own travels and settled in the region of Aram Naharaim where he founded the town, Nahor. (Gen. 22:23; 24:15, 24, 47.) Milcah, Nahor’s wife, is Nahor’s niece. The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE), Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, The Catholic Family Bible, (RSV) Ivory Hardcover, RSV Catholic Bible, Edition 2, Bonded Leather, Burgundy, The Official Catholic Scripture Study International Bible, Largeprint, Bonded Leather, Black - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible, Large Print Edition, Hardcover, RSV Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament 2nd Edition, Hardcover. (See, e.g., Gunther Plaut, The Torah: a Modern Commentary, 881. The daughter of Haran, and the wife of Nahor, by whom she had eight children. Milcah was a woman of ancient Mesopotamia and an ancestor of the patriarch Jacob. Milcah’s granddaughter Rebekah eventually marries Milcah’s nephew Isaac and gave birth to Jacob who became Israel. (Gen. Nahor ascended to the throne of their father Terah in Mesopotamia. [V.28] The city where they settled, Haran, is the place that Nahor's father eventually died. 11:29.). Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. The Talmud approved of a man who married his sisterâs daughter. There was an error while trying to create your account. Terah, their father, coordinated the gathering of his family to journey west to their destination. Daughter of Haran and half sister of Nahor who became Nahor’s wife (, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated), 1. In the account of Terah's family mentioned in Genesis 11:26–32, Nahor II (Hebrew: נָחוֹר – Nāḥōr) is listed as the son of Terah, amongst two other brothers, Abram and Haran (v.26,27). [v.26,27] His grandfather was Nahor I, son of Serug. 2. MILCAH (PERSON) [Heb milkâ (מִלְכָּה )]. All rights reserved. 20 Now after these things it was told Abraham, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21 Uz the first-born, Buz his brother, Kemu′el the father of Aram, 22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethu′el.” By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s, The most advanced Bible dictionary as a part of, 2. Son of Terah, and brother of Abraham and Haran. Terah's territory appears to have extended between Haran and Ur, along the Tigris River. Used by permission. One of the five daughters of Zelophehad. Whether in these marriages we have to deal with the actual details of relationship permitted in nomadic life, or whether we have presented to us, under the imagery of matrimony, the fusion of families or tribes in the main community, is a question which we are not able through lack of evidence to answer. The fourth of the five daughters of Zelophehad of Manasseh at the time of the Exodus. The more distinguished is Milcah, the daughter of Haran (Abraham’s oldest brother), wife (and niece) of Nahor, and brother of Lot. [v.29] They were all born and raised in the city of Ur. (Gen. Milcah (related to the Hebrew word for "queen") was the daughter of Haran and the wife of Nahor in Genesis. 1. Son of Serug, and father of Terah, Genesis 11:22-25 Luke 3:34. Because Zelophehad had no sons, his daughters petitioned Moses, 1. Nahor was the progenitor of twelve Aramean tribes through his 11 sons and 1 daughter. Milcah was born to the man Haran, who also had another daughter, Iscah, and a son, Lot. They may all have been born and raised in the city of Ur: the biblical account states that "Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans" (Genesis 11:28). Thus, according to Rabbi Isaac, the two sisters, Milcah and Iscah, married the two brothers, Nahor and Abraham. 22:20.) 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