11:27 these are the generations of Terah. See note 2:4. Terah, the father of the principal figure, Abraham, gives his name to the family history, since the family involved in this story descends from him (Introduction: Characteristics and Themes). After this introduction he is not mentioned again, probably because he did not share Abraham’s faith. The family may have been involved in moon worship, since Ur and Haran were important centers for worship of the Mesopotamian moon gods Nanna and Sin.
Nahor. See 22:20–24.