218. Uwr
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Uwr: Ur
Original Word: אוּר
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Uwr
Phonetic Spelling: (oor)
Short Definition: Ur

II. אוּר proper name, masculine (flame) father of one of David's heroes 1 Chronicles 11:35 (III. אוּר proper name, of a location see below)

III. אור proper name, of a location Ur (Babylonian Uru; seat of moon-god worship; hence Eupolemos in EusebPraep.Ev.ix. 17 says Καμαρίνῃ ἥν τινας λέγειν πόλιν Οὐρίην), ancient city in Southern Babylonia; OT always אור כַּשְׂדִּים i.e. Ur of the Kasdim (Chaldeans) see כַּשְׂדִּים below כשׂד; home of Terah, Abram's father, & A.'s point of departure for Mesopotamia & Canaan Genesis 11:28; Genesis 15:7 (both J), & hence Nehemiah 9:7; also Genesis 11:31 (P); — modern Muqayyar, south of Euphrates, approximately 150 miles southeast of Babylon; see KG94f DlPa 226 f COT on Genesis 11:28.

אֲוֵרוֺת see אֻרְיָה below I. ארה.

אֲוַרְנָה see אֲרַוְנָה


The same as 'uwr; Ur, a place in Chaldaea; also an Israelite -- Ur.

see HEBREW 'uwr

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