From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Four
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Genesis Hebrew Translation - Gen. 11:26-32; Gen. 12:1-6 "
    The following is an excerpt from Volume I, Chapter Four Section "C", page 451 and Gen. 11:31, when Terah took Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, to Haran.  Please take note of the true translation word for Ur of the Chaldees.

Gen. 11:31

and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chal’dees (Chaldeans) [See notes in Gen. 11:28 (Final Mem Yod Daleth Shin Caph – Resh (Vau vowel) Aleph -- Mem)
A(oo)R, Ur - Heb. uwr, oor, from Heb. ‘owr, ore, primary root, to be luminous, set on fire, shine, thus flame, hence (in the plural) the East (as being the region of the light), fire, light;
K(ah)Sh(uh)D(ee)M or K(ah)S(uh)D(ee), Chaldeans - Heb. Kasdiy, kas-dee’, (occasionally with enclitic K(ah)S(uh)D(ih)M(aw)H, Kasdiymah, kas-dee’-maw; towards the Kasdites: into Chaldea), patron from Heb. Kesed, keh’-sed, from an unused root of uncertain meaning, Kesed, a relative of Abraham, Chesed (only in the plural), a Kasdite, or descendant of Kesed, by implication a Chaldean (as if so descended), also an astrologer (as if proverbial of that people); Chaldeans, Chaldees, inhabitants of Chaldea, found in Gen. 11:28, 31; 15:7.],
to go into the land of Canaan ([(Final Nun Ayin Nun Caph) K(uh)N(ah)A(ah)N, Canaan - Heb. Kena’an, ken-ah’-an, from Heb. kana’, kaw-nah’, a primary root, properly to bend the knee, hence humiliate, vanquish, bring down, subjection, subdue, thus humiliated, Kenaan, a son of Ham, also the country inhabited by him, Canaan, merchant, traffick.   See previous page regarding Gen. 17:8 Note.]

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