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Hauran
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hauran
Hauran (חַוְרָן‎, chawran). A region mentioned briefly in the book of Ezekiel.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hauran
Hauran. Region in northeastern Transjordan mentioned in Ezekiel’s description of the borders of the land (Ez 47:16, 18). In biblical times it corresponded to the modern Jebel ed-Druze of the Leja. This area is mentioned as early as the reign of Shalmaneser III of Assyria in his description of a military
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hauran
Hauran hoʹran, hôrʹen [Heb. ḥawrān—‘black-land’? (see BDB p. 301; KoB, p. 284); Gk. Auranitis; Gk. Loraneitis in Ezk. 47:18 appears to be a copyist’s error]. A province in Transjordan N of the Yarmuk River and E of the Sea of Galilee. The term occurs in the Bible only in Ezk. 47:16, 18 and serves
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hauran
HAURAN Region in northeastern Transjordan mentioned in Ezekiel’s description of the borders of the land (Ez 47:16–18). In biblical times it corresponded to the modern Jebel ed-Druze of the Leja. This area is mentioned as early as the reign of Shalmaneser III of Assyria in his description of a military
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hauran
Hauran (haw´ruhn), an area basically coterminous with Bashan, encompassing the broad Syrian plateau country south of Damascus, east of Jaulan (Golan Heights), west of the Jebel Druze, and north of the Yarmuk River. Ancient Egyptian texts speak of it as Huruna, and Assyrian records call it Haurana. Easily
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hauran
HAURAN. A district of Palestine E of the Sea of Galilee, S of Damascus on the edge of the Arabian desert, N of the Yarmuk River. It was at times included in Bashan, the kingdom of Og (Num 21:33–35). In NT times the territory was practically identical with the region of Auranitis in the tetrarchy of Philip.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hauran
Hauran (Heb. ḥawrān)The area of Transjordan which extended from Mt. Hermon and the River Pharpar in the north to the Yarmuk River in the south and from the Sea of Galilee on the west to Jebel ed-Druze on the east. It encompasses basically the same territory as Bashan. The northern part is tableland
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hauran
Hauran [hôrˊən] (Heb. ḥawrān “hollow [or crater] district”).† A district in Transjordan east of the Sea of Galilee and north of the Yarmuk river. In Ezekiel’s vision of the restored land it marks the ideal northern and eastern limits of Israel (Ezek. 47:16, 18). Roughly coterminous with the region
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hauran; Auranitis
HAURAN; AURANITIS A region in the northeastern part of Transjordan, on the border of the country described by Ezekiel (47:15–18). Conquered by Shalmaneser III in 841 bc and later turned by Tiglath-Pileser III into an Assyrian satrapy under the name of Hauranu, the region became important in the Hellenistic
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hauran
HAURAN (Hebrew ḥawrān) The name of a region in the Transjordan, north of the Yarmuk. Hauran appears only in Ezek 47:16, 18. In the New Testament period, Hauran was part of the tetrarchy of Herod Philip (Luke 3:1). (See Bashan.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hauran
Hau´ran (caverns), a province of Palestine twice mentioned by Ezekiel. Ezek. 47:16, 18. There can be little doubt that it is identical with the well-known Greek province of Auranitis and the modern Haurân, east of the Sea of Galilee, on the borders of the desert, in the tetrarchy of Philip.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hauran
HAURAN´ (how-ranʹ; “hollow” or “black land of basaltic rock”). A mound-dotted extinct volcanic plateau E of the Sea of Galilee and S of Damascus and Mt. Hermon. This region has roughly the same boundaries as OT Bashan. The region is extremely fertile and forms a natural granary. Numerous ghost towns