Thought provoking post, daniel. Your map, however, for someone who only knows English, is not very helpful. Where on your map are all these cities mentioned, Haran, Ura, Urfa, Ur Kasdim, and the names of cities “corresponding to Abraham’s relatives: Peleg, Serug, Nahor, and Terah?” All of which are supposed to be nearby to Haran.
I have not researched this much, but if this is correct, Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harran#Harran_in_scriptures
posted on 02/16/2014 6:55:21 PM PST
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