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Reformation Study Bible – Gen 11:32
Gen 11:32

11:32 205 years. If Abram was born when Terah was seventy years old (v. 26) and if Abram departed Haran when he was seventy-five years old (12:4) after the death of his father Terah (Acts 7:4), Terah would have been only 145 years old at his death. Several possible solutions to this apparent difficulty have been advanced. Some suggest that Stephen in Acts 7:4 relies on a different Hebrew textual tradition (the Samaritan Pentateuch text of this passage reads “145 years”). Others propose that the Hebrew word rendered “fathered” in v. 26 means “began to father” and that Abram was not the firstborn.