Shalom, everyone! The following is a diagram of the family of Abraham, from his father Terah to the latter’s great-grandson Jacob, based upon the accounts of the Book of Genesis (Bereshith) in the Tanakh, the Book of Jasher, and the Book of Jubilees. Please click twice on the diagram to expand to full size:
The Family of Abraham: From Terah to Abraham
Terah was the son of Nahor son of Serug, and Ijaska daughter of Nestag. He married:
- Firstly Edna/Amthelo, daughter of Abram and Karnebo, and had issue:
- Three sons Haran, Nahor II, and Abram (Abraham);
- Secondly Pelilah, and had issue: One son, Zoba.
Terah and his family left the land of Ur Chasdim (Ur of the Chaldees) to travel to the Land of Canaan after the destruction of the Tower of Babel.
|Son of Terah||Descendants|
|Haran||Haran was the eldest of Terah‘s three sons. He was the twin brother of Nahor (Jasher 7:22), and had issue:
Haran was burnt to death in the fire set by Abram intended to burn down his father Terah‘s house of idols in Ur Chasdim (Jubilees 12:12-14).
|Nahor II||Nahor was the second son of Terah, and named after his grandfather. He married firstly his niece Milcah, daughter of Haran, and had issue:
Please note that sexual relations between first- and second-degree relatives is now FORBIDDEN by the Torah.
Nahor married secondly Reumah and had issue:
|Abram (Abraham)||Abraham married firstly Sarah, his niece and had issue:
Please note that sexual relations between first- and second-degree relatives are now FORBIDDEN by the Torah.
Abraham married secondly Hagar, an Egyptian woman, and had issue:
Abraham married thirdly Keturah, a Canaanite woman, and had issue:
|Zoba||Zoba had issue: