Haran @ (1.) Heb. haran; i.e., "mountaineer." The eldest son of Terah, brother of Abraham and Nahor, and father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah. He died before his father Genesis:11:27), in Ur of the Chaldees. (2.) Heb. haran, i.e., "parched;" or probably from the Accadian charana, meaning "a road." A celebrated city of Western Asia, now Harran, where Abram remained, after he left Ur of the Chaldees, till his father Terah died Genesis:11:31-32), when he continued his journey into the land of Canaan. It is called "Charran" in the LXX. and in Acts:7:2. It is called the "city of Nahor" Genesis:24:10), and Jacob resided here with Laban (30:43). It stood on the river Belik, an affluent of the Euphrates, about 70 miles above where it joins that river in Upper Mesopotamia or Padan-aram, and about 600 miles northwest of Ur in a direct line. It was on the caravan route between the east and west. It is afterwards mentioned among the towns taken by the king of Assyria ( 2Kings:19:12; Isaiah:37:12). It was known to the Greeks and Romans under the name Carrhae. (3.) The son of Caleb of Judah ( 1Chronicles:2:46) by his concubine Ephah.