Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.…
Here we have the commencement of the sixth document, indicated by the usual preface, "These are the generations." This portion is intended to bring Abram before us, and therefore goes to the roots of his history, showing us from what a source so eminent an example of righteousness sprang. The history is brief, but it may be considered as a condensed outline of Abraham's life. Here we find him —
I. POSSESSED OF GREAT MORAL COURAGE. Terah, the father of Abram, was an idolator (Joshua 24:2). Both himself and his children were ignorant of the true object of worship, or if they had any knowledge of this, they did not retain that knowledge, but suffered themselves to be led away by the impiety around them. Such is the hole of the pit from whence this sublime character was digged.
II. UNDER THE SHADOW OF FUTURE TRIAL (ver. 30).
(T. H. Leale.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.