Jubilees 12:28


28 And it came to pass in the seventh year of the sixth week [1953 A.M.] that he spoke to his father and informed him, that he would leave Haran to go into the land of Canaan to see it and return to him. 29 And Terah his father said unto him; 'Go in peace: May the eternal God make thy path straight. And the Lord [(be) with thee, and] protect thee from all evil, And grant unto thee grace, mercy and favour before those who see thee, And may none of the children of men have power over thee to harm thee; Go in peace.

Acts 7:4

New Testament

3 and said to him, ‘Go out from your country and from your relatives, and come to the land I will show you.’ 4 Then he went out from the country of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After his father died, God made him move to this country where you now live. 5 He did not give any of it to him for an inheritance, not even a foot of ground, yet God promised to give it to him as his possession, and to his descendants after him, even though Abraham as yet had no child.

 Notes and References

"... Abram spoke with his father and told him that he was going to Canaan merely to see it and return. Ancient commentators were troubled by the fact Abram is said to have left Haran at the age of 75 (Genesis 12:4), apparently alone, thus abandoning his aged father (who would then have been 145 according to Genesis 11:26). Genesis never speaks of Terah later joining his son in Canaan nor of Abram ever returning to his father; by implication, Terah must have died alone in Haran at the age of 205 (Genesis 11:32) without ever having seen Abram again. Various alternatives were proposed by commentators; see 4Q252 Genesis Pesher, Philo, Migrations of Abraham 177, Acts 7:4 ..."

Kugel, James L. A Walk through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of Its Creation (p. 91) Brill, 2012

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