Ascent of Heres
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The place from which Gideon returned to Succoth after his defeat of the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg 8:13). It also is called “Har-Heres” or “Mount Heres” (Judg 1:35), as well as “City of Heres” or “City of the Sun” (Isa 19:18).
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Heres, Ascent of (Place)
HERES, ASCENT OF (PLACE) [Heb maʿălēh (מַעֲלֵה) heḥāres (הֶחָרֶס)]. The place E of the Jordan River by which Gideon returned from capturing the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg 8:13). The text is problematic. First the presence of the definite article before ḥeres argues against Heres being
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HERES, ASCENT OF
HERES, ASCENT OF hihr´iz [מַעֲלֵה הֶחָרֶס maʿaleh hekhares]. Means “ascent of the sun.” A significant location in one of the Gideon stories (Judg 8:13), but different from HAR-HERES (Judg 1:35). The place is unknown, and there is manuscript evidence that it may well be a confusion of letters from the