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Hazor (Place)
Hazor • Hazor-hadattah • Nasor
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hazor (Place)
HAZOR (PLACE) [Heb ḥāṣôr (חָצֹור‎)]. 1. A fortified town in N Galilee at the SW corner of the Huleh plain and N of the Sea of Galilee (M.R. 203269). Hazor stood at the crossroads of the main trade routes from Sidon to Beth-shan and from Damascus to Megiddo. It thus occupied the most strategic position
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hazor
Hazor. 1. City in northern Palestine in the territory of Naphtali, called “head of all those kingdoms (of Canaan)” in Joshua 11:10 and Asher in Tobit 1:2. Located 5 miles southwest of Lake Huleh and 10 miles north of the Sea of Galilee, it is known as Tell el-Qedah (or Tell Waggas) today. At its peak
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hazor
Hazor hāʹzōr, hotʹsôr [Heb. ḥāṣôr; Gk. Asōr]; AV Apoc. NASOR; NEB Apoc. ASOR.
Hazor
1. A major urban center of Galilee during the 2nd millennium b.c., perhaps the capital of the region; later an important city in the Israelite monarchy.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hazor
HAZOR1. City in northern Palestine in the territory of Naphtali, called “the capital of the federation of all these kingdoms [of Canaan]” in Joshua 11:10. Located five miles (8 kilometers) southwest of Lake Huleh and ten miles (16 kilometers) north of the Sea of Galilee, it is known as Tell el-Qedah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hazor
Hazor (hay´zor; Heb., “enclosed”).1 A city in the northern reaches of Canaan. The main city had two components: an upper tell and a lower rectangular plateau (modern Tell el-Qedah or Tell Waqqas), both located four miles southwest of Lake Huleh, ten miles north of the Sea of Galilee, and covering 175
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hazor
HAZOR. The name of at least five towns mentioned in the Bible.Excavations at Hazor. Yigael Yadin1. A Canaanite city ruled in the days of Joshua by Jabin (Josh 11:1). At that time Hazor was considered “the head of all those kingdoms” (v. 10), the petty city-states in N Palestine and S Lebanon. Jabin
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hazor
HAZOR (Heb. ḥāṣôr). A place-name, probably meaning ‘settlement’ or ‘village’, and therefore used of several places in the OT, of which the most important was a fortified city in the territory of Naphtali (Jos. 19:36).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hazor
Hazor (Heb. ḥāṣôr)1. Ancient Canaanite and Israelite city at the southwest corner of the Huleh Plain, 15.5 km. (9.6 mi.) N of the Sea of Galilee. It was first identified with the prominent mound of Tell el-Qedaḥ (203269; also called Tell Waqqas) as early as 1875, on the basis of geographic references
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hazor
HAZOR a) A large Canaanite and Israelite city in Upper Galilee, identified with Tell el-Kedah. The earliest mention of Hazor is in the Egyptian Execration Texts. It also occurs frequently in the archives of Mari, where it is referred to as a center for the caravans that travelled from Hazor to Babylon.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hazor
HAZOR1. A Canaanite town in Galilee, north of the Sea of Galilee and identified with the modern Tell el-Qedah. Because the city was situated on a strategically important position along the main trade route from Damascus, it figured prominently in the conquest of Canaan (Josh 11). It was the seat of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hazor
Ha´zor (castle).1. A fortified city, which on the occupation of the country was allotted to Naphtali. Josh. 19:36. Its position was apparently between Ramah and Kedesh, ibid., 12:19, on the high ground overlooking the Lake of Merom. There is no reason for supposing it a different place from that of