Nehemiah 9:7 and Acts 7:2 posit that Aram was called while in Ur (which also seems to fit the context of the statement "Go out from your land"). However, Genesis 12:4, in context, seems to state that Abram heard the call and proceeded to leave Haran. I have heard that perhaps he received the call in Ur, and took Lot, Sarai, and Terah with him. Then after lingering in Haran (and after the death of Terah), God again called him to continue to "the land which he had shown him". Regardless, if Abram received the call in Ur, Genesis 11:31 seems to state that Abram didn't decide to leave on his own volition, but rather that it was Terah who instigated it. Any insights or thoughts?