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GUR (PLACE) [Heb gûr (גּוּר)]. The name of the ascent located by (near) Ibleam where Ahaziah, king of Judah, was fatally wounded by Jehu (2 Kgs 9:27). On the analogy of Josh 10:10, it seems likely that the ascent was named after a neighboring site.Ahaziah was fleeing S from Jezreel toward Samaria and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gur, Ascent of
Gur, Ascent of. Elevated place near Ibleam where Ahaziah, king of Judah, was smitten by the soldiers of Jehu of the northern kingdom. From Gur Ahaziah fled to Megiddo where he died (2 Kgs 9:27). Though its location is uncertain, some identify it with the Akkadian Gurra, about one-half mile south of Jenin.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gur, Ascent of
GUR, ASCENT OF Elevated place near Ibleam where Ahaziah, king of Judah, was smitten by the soldiers of Jehu of the northern kingdom. From Gur, Ahaziah fled to Megiddo, where he died (2 Kgs 9:27). Though its location is uncertain, some identify it with the Akkadian Gurra, about one-half mile (800 meters)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GUR. An ascent near Ibleam, between Jezreel and Beth-haggan, where Ahaziah, king of Judah, was mortally wounded by Jehu, king of Israel (2 Kgs 9:27). It is equated with Akkad. Gurra by Albright (BASOR, 94 , 21). J. Simons, finding no ancient site in this short stretch, adopts the reading of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gur (Heb. gûr)An ascent near Ibleam where Jehu fatally wounded King Ahaziah of Judah (2 Kgs. 9:27). Ahaziah was fleeing Jezreel south on the road to Beth-haggan (modern Jenin). The ascent was likely named for a nearby site. Gur may be identified with Khirbet en-Najjar (178205), which overlooks the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gur [gûr] (Heb. gûr “dwelling”). An ascent near Ibleam, where Jehu’s archers fatally wounded King Ahaziah of Judah (2 Kgs. 9:27). Derived from the verb gûr “sojourn, stay, dwell,” the name apparently indicates a resting place on some elevated point between Ibleam and Megiddo; it may have originated
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary