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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hamor
Hamor (חֲמוֹר‎, chamor). The father of Shechem. Shechem raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob (Gen 33:19; 34:2–26; Josh 24:32; Judg 9:28; Acts 7:16). The relationship between Shechem and Dinah is debated, however. For more information, see these articles: Shechem, Son of Hamor; Dinah, Daughter of Jacob;
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hamor (Person)
HAMOR (PERSON) [Heb ḥămôr (חֲמֹור)]. The father of Shechem (Gen 33:19). When Jacob returned from Paddan-aram, he purchased from the sons of Hamor a piece of land, upon which he erected an altar (33:19–20). Presumably the sale happened in the presence of the representatives of the place (cf. chap.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hamor
Hamor. Hivite or Horite prince of the country about Shechem (Gn 34:2), from whom Jacob bought land when returning with his family from Paddan-arem. At this time Hamor’s son, Shechem, committed fornication with Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. At his son’s request Hamor asked Jacob for a marriage alliance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hamor
Hamor hāʹmôr [Heb. amôr—‘ass’; Gk. Emmōr] (Gen. 33:19; 34; Josh. 24:32; Jgs. 9:28; Acts 7:16); AV, NEB, also EMMOR (Acts 7:16). Hamor was the father of Shechem from whom Jacob bought a piece of ground on his return from Paddan-aram for one hundred pieces of silver (Gen. 33:19), which became the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hamor
HAMOR Hivite or Horite prince of the country about Shechem (Gn 34:2), from whom Jacob bought land when returning with his family from Paddan-aram. At this time Hamor’s son Shechem committed fornication with Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. At his son’s request Hamor asked Jacob for a marriage alliance between
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hamor
Hamor (hay´mor), the Hivite ruler of Shechem (Gen. 34:2) from whom Jacob bought a piece of land (Gen. 33:19) where Joseph’s remains would later be buried (Josh. 24:32; cf. Acts 7:16). Trouble arose when Hamor’s son Shechem raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, and then wanted her for a wife. Hamor
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hamor
HAMOR. The ruler of Shechem at the time of Jacob’s return from Padan-aram. Shechem, Hamor’s son, humiliated Dinah, Jacob’s daughter; and her brothers, Simeon and Levi, avenged her wrong by killing all the men of Shechem (Gen 34:1–31).Jacob bought a parcel of land from Hamor on which to pitch his tent
Emmor
EMMOR. The NT form of the Heb. name Hamor (q.v.) as transliterated into Gr. (Acts 7:16; cf. Josh 24:32).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hamor
HAMOR. ‘(He-)ass’, see below. The ruler of Shechem in the time of Jacob (Gn. 33:19–34:31), from whose citizens (lit. ‘sons’, a common Sem. usage, cf. below) Jacob bought a plot of land (Gn. as cited; Jos. 24:32). Both Hamor and his son Shechem fell in Simeon and Levi’s slaughter of the Shechemite menfolk
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hamor
Hamor (Heb. ḥămôr)Hivite prince of Shechem whose son, also named Shechem, raped and then sought to marry Dinah (Gen. 34). In retribution, Jacob’s sons Simeon and Levi killed both Shechem and Hamor. Hamor is identified as progenitor of the Shechemites (Josh. 24:32; Judg. 9:28), who sold to Jacob the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hamor
Hamor [hāˊmôr] (Heb. amôr “he-ass”). The Hivite ruler of Shechem whose son, also named Shechem, defiled Jacob’s daughter Dinah. In retribution her brothers Simeon and Levi killed both Shechem and his father (Gen. 34). Hamor is identified as the progenitor of the inhabitants of Shechem at Josh.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hamor
HAMOR The father of Shechem (Gen 33:19). When Shechem raped Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, Hamor arranged the marriage of Shechem with Dinah. But when Simeon and Levi exacted their revenge for the outrage upon their sister, Hamor was killed in the reprisal (Gen 34). (See Dinah.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hamor
Ha´mor (an ass), a Hivite who at the time of the entrance of Jacob on Palestine was prince of the land and city of Shechem. Gen. 33:19; 34:2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 24, 26. (b.c. 1737.) [Dinah.]
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