Quote, "Stephen's narration about Terah's death and Abram's moving out of Haran does not seem to be correct; although I would not like to say outright that Stephen was wrong. There may be some discrepancy in narration."
Quote, "I hope the meaning is clear here that I would not like to say Stephen was wrong but there may be some discrepancy."
Is there a middle ground called "discrepancy" between 'not correct' and 'not wrong', when it comes to the inspired scriptures? Is not the term 'discrepancy in narration' used when the narrating person is judged as being factually inaccurate? "Discrepancy in narration" is just a creative way of alleging that the narrator is knowingly or unknowingly lying.
This alleged narration discrepancy is with Luke the inspired writer or with Stephen, the inspired speaker. The common element with both fallible humans is the infallible Spirit of God. Therefore, the insinuation is that there is "some discrepancy in the narration" provided by the Spirit of God (either to Stephen or to Luke) - in other words, the Spirit of God is lying to one or other or to both!
Quote, "Show that Moses’s writings were not from the Spirit of God or reconcile Moses’s writing with Stephen’s speech"
Moses writings in Genesis do not conflict with Stephen's narration or Luke's writings. Those who are in pains to see Terah having triplets at age 70, will undoubtedly disagree. Such people cannot be helped, since they would rather force an interpretation into an inspired text rather than see that the inspired text makes no claims that correspond to their devious mind set. This is the same mind set that charges the Spirit of God with lying, through the use of flowery language "discrepancy in narration".
Quote, "Ur of Chaldeans is NOT A COUNTRY but a city in Mesopotamia, just as Haran was NOT A COUNTRY but a city in Mesopotamia. How could one miss the point that Ur of Chaldees and Haran are in the same country, which is Mesopotamia. Check out Old Bible Maps and see if there is still doubt. That is Abram did not move out of the country until after he moved out of Haran. How one justifies his movement to Haran and his stay in Haran?"
When God commanded Abraham to leave his country in Gen 12:1, it is simply referring to Abraham native place, which is Ur. The Hebrew Word ERETS (which is translated as 'country' in KJV) simply means 'land'. YLT translation of Gen 12:1 simply states "Go for thyself, from thy land..." The political concept that we have today behind the use of the word 'country' did not exist back in Abraham's day. There were no well defined nation states with clearly recognized boundaries. Abraham was commanded by God to leave his home land, or native place to a land that God would show him. This latter "land" is also ERETS. In the same verse, the translators simply choose to describe the first ERETS as 'country' and the second ERETS as 'land'.
One should not make teachings and feel the need to judge a man as great as Abraham based on the word choices used by translators. This judging of Abraham was done using other choice words, "We see that Abraham's obedience was not instant and immediate.."
Quote, "God did not take Abram to Haran, it is Terah who took him to Haran."
The inspired scriptures assert in Gen 12:4 - So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him..and in Heb 11:8 - By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. If Terah is the one who took him to Haran, then these verses would not have credited Abraham with the immediate obedience that is evident in these verses. The credit should have been given to Terah. On the contrary, the Word of God gives the obedience credit to his son, Abraham. This shows that Abraham is one who left in obedience, while Terah and Lot simply chose to go with him and be a part of the blessing that God was making in Abraham's life. Terah may have assumed a leadership role in this travel, since he is father. But make no mistake - it is Abraham who received the call of God and set out in obedience.
Quote, "Stephen was narrating the history and not the will of God. His narration in no way means that God intended Terah to move Abram, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife out of Ur of the Chaldeans and have a first stop at Haran and then Abram, who was then 75 years, to move out of Haran when Terah died when he was 205 years old."
Stephen was narrating the factual history as words coming from the indwelling of the Spirit of God. God's will is in Gen 12:1 and the rest of scriptures assert that Abraham obeyed God. There is no reason to doubt his obedience or to claim that he lingered in a way that would not be in accordance with God's will. God will was specific in terms of his leaving, but the exact course of his journey was not specified. God would show him the way and how he got to the final destination was yet to be revealed.
In Gen 11:34, we see that Terah is only taking some family members of his patriarchal society - "his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife" Surely there were more members than these 4 people. Where is Nahor and his family? What about other sons/daughters of Haran? What about their grandparents? This selection of people (Terah, Abraham, Sarai and Lot) shows that only these 3 people (Sarai, Lot and Terah) were the only ones who decided to leave Ur and go with Abraham, in response to the call of God. The others were not interested and stayed back in Ur. So Terah did not move Abraham, its the other way - Terah accompanied his son and his daughter in law when they left Ur. So did Lot.
I do not know why they chose to stay for a long time in Haran - but God's call did not include a time frame ("report to Canaan in 3 days"!). What can be understood is that Abraham relied on God to tell him when to move. Per Stephen, God moved him out of Haran only after Terah passed away. And I chose to believe in the inspired words written by Moses, spoken by Stephen, written down by Luke and confirmed by the author of Hebrews. Abraham was not perfect and he did occasionally stray from God's will. But his obedience in leaving his native place, "as the Lord had spoken to him" (Gen 12:4) and his obedience in the offering of Issac are chiseled examples of obedience, in Word of God that abides in the heavens.
Others are welcome to disagree and choose to believe whatever they choose to believe.