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Carrhae is a titular see of Mesopotamia. Carrhae is the Haran of the Bible. It is frequently mentioned in Assyrian monuments under the name Harranu, which means "Road". It was the centre of the worship of the goddess Sin (goddess)[?] (the Moon), and was inhabited by Sabeans[?]. Abraham came there from Ur, in Chaldea (Genesis., xi, 31), with his family, which remained there (xxvii, 43) while he went on to Canaan (xii, 1). Rebecca was born there (xxiv, 4), and Jacob lived there during fourteen years with his uncle Laban[?] (xxviii, 2; xxxi, 3). Under King Hezekiah[?] it was taken by the Assyrians (IV K., xix, 12; Is., xxxvii, 12). Ezechiel (xxvii, 23) says it had commercial relations with Tyrus. In the neighbouring plain Crassus was defeated and killed by the Parthians (53 BC); Emperor Galerius was defeated on the same site (296).

See also: Old Testimate[?], Bible

Source: http://www.newadvent.org

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