Heres • Mount Heres
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Har-Heres (Place)
HAR-HERES (PLACE) [Heb har-ḥeres (הַר־חֶרֶס)]. The toponym Har-heres, which means “scurfy mountain(s),” appears in the OT only in Judg 1:35. It was the name of a mountain range on the E or SE edge of the valley of Aijalon (cf. Josh 10:12), in the transition zone between the mountains and the hill country.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Har-heres. Mountain in Aijalon of Dan’s territory (Jgs 1:35).See Heres #1.
Heres. 1. Region from which the Amorites were not expelled by the Israelites, known as Mt Heres (Jgs 1:34, 35, rsv Har-heres). In Joshua 19:41, 42 Mt Heres is synonymous with the town of Ir-shemesh (Beth-shemesh).2. Ascent of Heres (Jgs 8:13 rsv; kjv before the sun was up). Though the text and the exact
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heres hēʹrēz, hēʹres.1. [Heb. har-ḥeres—‘mountain of the sun’] (Jgs. 1:35); RSV HAR-HERES. A place from which the Danites failed to expel the Amorites. It is here associated with Aijalon and Shaalbim, which in Josh. 19:41 (Shaalabin) are associated with Ir-shemesh. Since ḥeres is a rare Hebrew
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HAR-HERES* Mountain in Aijalon of Dan’s territory (Jgs 1:35). See Heres #1.
HERES1. Region from which the Amorites were not expelled by the Israelites, known as Mt Heres (Jgs 1:34–35, rsv “Har-heres”). In Joshua 19:41–42, Mt Heres is synonymous with the town of Ir-shemesh (Beth-shemesh).2. Ascent of Heres (Jgs 8:13, rsv; nlt “Heres Pass”). Though the text and the exact nature
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HERES. 1. Mount Heres was a mountain from which the tribe of Dan could not expel the Amorites (Jdg 1:35). It was probably on the boundary between Judah and Dan.2. In Jdg 8:13 the RSV mentions Gideon’s return from battle “by the ascent of Heres,” but the KJV renders the passage as “before the sun was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Har-Heres (Heb. har-ḥeres)An area retained by the Amorites against the tribe of Dan (Judg. 1:35). Mentioned with the villages Aijalon and Shaalbim, Har-heres has sometimes been understood as a village, perhaps the same place as the Ir-shemesh in the territory allotted to Dan (Josh. 19:41) or the Beth-shemesh
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Har-Heres [här hĭrˊĭz] (Heb. har-ḥeres “mountain of the sun”). A place in the tribal territory of Dan, but which the Danites were unable to take from the Amorites (Judg. 1:35; KJV, NIV “mount Heres”). It is thought to be the same as Ir-shemesh (“city of the sun,” probably Beth-shemesh [Tell
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
He´res (the sun), Judges 1:35, a city of Dan, in Mount Ephraim, near Ajalon; possibly identical with Mount Jearim (Ir-shemesh, city of the sun).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HE´RES (heʹrez; “mountain of the sun”).1. A city of Dan, near Aijalon, which the Amorites continued to hold (Judg. 1:35), but as tributaries. Keil (Com., ad loc.) believes it is only another name for Ir-shemesh, i.e., Beth-shemesh.2. A mountain pass in the Transjordan near Succoth by which Gideon returned
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Heressun. (1.) “Mount Heres” (Judg. 1:35), Heb. Har-heres, i.e., “sun-mountain;” probably identical with Irshemesh in Josh. 19:41.(2.) Isa. 19:18, marg. (See ON.)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Mount Heres
MOUNT HERES [HE reez] (mountain of the sun) — a mountain near Aijalon and Shaalbim on the border between Judah and Dan (Judg. 1:35; in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HERES<he’-rez>, <he’-res>:1. [הַר־חֶרֶס‎, har-cherec], “Mount Heres” (Jdg 1:34 f), a district from which the Amorites were not expelled; it is mentioned along with Aijalon and Shallbim. In Josh 19:41 f we have then two towns in association with Ir-shemesh and many authorities consider that as
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