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Hara
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hara
Hara (הָרָא‎, hara'). A region in Media to which Tiglath-Pileser III exiled members of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh (1 Chr 5:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hara (Place)
HARA (PLACE) [Heb hārāʾ (הָרָא)]. A place of exile for some of the Israelites or at least the people of the capital city of Samaria. The word means “mountain” or “highland.” It is omitted in LXX A B and Syr. In 1 Chr 5:26 Hara is listed with Hala, Habor, and the river Gozan, as the place of exile by
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hara
Hara. Place where Tiglath-pileser exiled Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr 5:26). A possible miscopying of 2 Kings 17:6 and 18:11 may have substituted Hara for “cities of Media.” The Greek version reads “Mountains of Media,” indicating an area east of the Tigris Valley. A district rather
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hara
Hara hāʹrə [Heb. hārāʾ]. A place mentioned in 1 Ch. 5:26 as a location of Israelite exiles. Since this passage relates to the exiles of the Transjordan tribes and the time of Tiglath-pileser, whereas the seemingly parallel passages (2 K. 17:6; 18:11) refer to “the king of Assyria” and the fall of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hara
HARA Place where Tiglath-pileser of Assyria exiled Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr 5:26). A possible miscopying of 2 Kings 17:6 and 18:11 may have substituted Hara for “cities of Media.” The Greek version reads “mountains of Media,” indicating an area east of the Tigris Valley. A district
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hara
HARA. Named in 1 Chr 5:26 along with Halah, Habor, and the river Gozan, to which Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria exiled the Heb. tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of Mannasseh.In (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11) where the Heb. has “cities of Media,” the LXX has “mountains of Media.” Perhaps the Heb.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hara
HARA. With *Halah, *Habor and *Gozan, a place to which Tiglath-pileser III removed rebellious Israelites in 734–732 bc (1 Ch. 5:26). An Assyr. site of this name is not known. 2 Ki. 17:6; 18:11, however, interpret hārā’ as ‘cities of the Medes’ and lxx ‘mountains’ may represent Heb. hārê, ‘hill-country’.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hara
Hara (Heb. hārāʾ)One of the cities to which Israelites were exiled by Tiglath-pileser III (1 Chr. 5:26). There is some confusion about the name of the city. 1 Chr. 5:26 appears to be an incorrect or corrupt parallel of 2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11. Instead of Hara (“mountain” or “highland”), 2 Kings reads “the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hara
Hara [hârˊə] (Heb. hārā˒ “hill country”). The city or district to which the Assyrians deported some of the Israelite captives (1 Chr. 5:26). The absence of the term in the LXX and at 2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:20 (MT “the cities [LXX “mountains”] of Media”) casts doubt upon the credibility of this reading.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hara
Ha´ra (mountain land), 1 Chron. 5:26 only, is either a place utterly unknown, or it must be regarded as identical with Haran or Charran.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hara
HA´RA (hāʹra). A province of Assyria, mentioned (1 Chron. 5:26) as one of the localities to which Tiglath-pileser deported the 2½ trans-Jordanic tribes. Being joined with Hala, Habor, and the river of Gozan, all situated in western Assyria between the Tigris and Euphrates, we may safely conclude that
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hara
Haramountainous land, a province of Assyria (1 Chr. 5:26), between the Tigris and the Euphrates, along the banks of the Khabur, to which some of the Israelite captives were carried. It has not been identified. Some think the word a variation of Haran.