Hazor (in Negeb)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hazor the in Negeb
Hazor in the Negev (חָצוֹר‎, chatsor). A town in the Negev assigned to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:23). Other towns named Hazor include Hazor-Hadattah, Hazor of Jeremiah, Hazor of Benjamin, and Hazor of Galilee.
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. 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 hāʹzōr, hotʹsôr [Heb. ḥāṣôr; Gk. Asōr]; AV Apoc. NASOR; NEB Apoc. ASOR.
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.
III. Site
2. An unidentified town in southern Judah (Josh. 15:23). On the basis of the LXX B reading (Asōrionaín), some scholars (e.g., WHAB) would read it as Hazor-ithnan (cf. Hazor-hadattah) and identify it with el-Jebarîyeh on the Wâdī Umm Ethnān, about 60 km (37 mi) SW of Beer-sheba.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (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. 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 (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 (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
Iron Age
Iron AgeThe first Iron Age strata of the early 12th and 11th centuries consisted mainly of stone-lined storage pits, cooking installations, and a possible high place. Yadin suggested that these remains were left by Israelites attempting to resettle the old Canaanite city.The first substantial Iron
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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
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
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