In biblical tradition, Terah is the son of Nahor and the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran (Gen. 11.24–27). Originally from Ur, where he worshipped gods other than Yahweh (Josh. 24.2), Terah died in Haran where he had settled after his migration from Ur (Gen. 11.31–32). Attempts have been made to connect Terah with a deity Trḫ supposedly mentioned in Ugaritic texts, and with the moon-god Teri or Ilteri; such identifications have now by and large been abandoned.
Soon after the discovery of …