Ur of the Chaldeans
UR OF THE CHALDEANS. The early home of Abraham, mentioned in
Education was well developed at Ur, for a school was found there with its array of clay tablets. Students learned to read, write, and do varied forms of arithmetic. Further studies have revealed that commerce was well developed and that ships came into Ur from the Persian Gulf, bringing diorite and alabaster used in statue making, copper ore, ivory, gold, and hard woods.
Much light has been shed on the worship and religious life of Abraham’s day. Nanna was the moon god worshiped there. The temple, ziggurat, and other buildings used in connection with the worship of this pagan deity have been found. Evidences of worship in the homes of the day are revealed by idols found in private niches in the home walls.
From this city of idolatry God called Abraham and sent him with a promise to the land of Canaan.