Some of the Rabbins say Terah was a priest and chief of the order.
Terah thought this an excellent idea, and he carried it out.
Possibly then Terah may have been induced to move northwards by a desire to shake himself free from customs he disapproved.
Lot's father was Haran, a son of Terah, and brother to Abraham.
Terah heard this and was angry with Haran, for he feared that the secret of the child's birth might be betrayed.
He "died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees."
He hesitated until his father Terah died, and then went over into the Land of Promise.
Some say it's Earth and some call it Terah, but nobody calls it Hell.
A true pilgrim with strength of faith and belief, like Abraham son of Terah.
Here the family remained until the death of Terah, Abraham's aged father, whose traditional tomb is still shown.
the wanderer; loiterer, for some unknown reason emigrated with his family from his native mountains in the north to the plains of Mesopotamia. He had three sons, Haran, Nahor, and Abraham, and one daughter, Sarah. He settled in "Ur of the Chaldees," where his son Haran died, leaving behind him his son Lot. Nahor settled at Haran, a place on the way to Ur. Terah afterwards migrated with Abraham (probably his youngest son) and Lot (his grandson), together with their families, from Ur, intending to go with them to Canaan; but he tarried at Haran, where he spent the remainder of his days, and died at the age of two hundred and five years (Gen. 11:24-32; Josh. 24:2). What a wonderful part the descendants of this Chaldean shepherd have played in the history of the world!