Avraham, Nachor, and Haran

Question

Genesis 11:26 states that Terah begot Abraham, Nahor, and Haran.

Were Terah’s three sons triplets?
If the answer is no (which is what I believe), in what order were the sons born and what age was Terah at each of their births?

Terah died at 205 years.
How old was Terah when he took the family out of Ur?

How old was Haran when he died?

 

5 months

Answers

  1. The Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 69b, and the Midrash, Bereshit Rabbah 38:14, explain that there was one year between each one of them. However, there is a disagreement among the various commentaries as to who was the oldest. Either Avraham or Haran was the oldest.

    I could not find a source for either how old Terach was when he took them out of Ur, or how old Haran was when he died, but the verse in Bereshit, 11:28, states that Haran died while Terach was still alive.

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