Hazor (of Galilee)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hazor of Galilee
Hazor of Galilee (חצור‎, chtswr). An ancient Canaanite and Israelite city located in the upper Galilee region of Israel, near the southwest corner of the Huleh plain. Assigned to the tribal territory of Naphtali (Josh 19:36).
Hazor of Galilee, Critical Issues
Hazor of Galilee, Archaeology of Overview of major findings from the archaeological excavations at the site identified as the biblical city of Hazor.
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
Hezron (Place)
HEZRON (PLACE) [ḥeṣrôn]. Station named in the description of the extreme S border of the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:3). This place, whose name seems to mean “enclosure,” is located between Kadesh-barnea and Addar. Alt (1953) has persuasively argued that the border list of Joshua 15 is derived
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
Hezron (Place)
Hezron (Place). Town on Judah’s border (Jos 15:3). In Numbers 34:4 it probably forms part of the name Hazar-addar.
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.
Hezron hezʹron [Heb. ḥeṣrôn—‘enclosure’]. A town on the southern border of Judah between Kadesh-barnea and Addar (Josh. 15:3); the parallel passage Nu. 34:4 mentions Hazar-addar, which may be a combination of Hezron and Addar or a neighboring town. Conder suggested that the name has survived in Jebel
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
Hezron (Place)
HEZRON (Place) Town on Judah’s border (Jos 15:3). In Numbers 34:4 it probably forms part of the name Hazar-addar.
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
Hezron (hez´ruhn).1 The third son of Reuben and an ancestor of the Hezronites, a family group belonging to the Reubenite tribe (Gen. 49:6; Exod. 6:14; Num. 26:6; 1 Chron. 5:3).2 The son of Perez and grandson of Judah; he was an ancestor of a Hezronite family group who belonged to the tribe of Judah
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
Hezron (Place)
Hezron (Heb. ḥeṣrôn) (PLACE)A place on the extreme southern border of the territory allotted to Judah (Josh. 15:3), apparently between Kadesh-barnea and Addar. Hazar-addar in Num. 34:4 may be a mistaken conflation of Hezron and Addar from the list at Josh. 15:3. The site may be ʿAin Qedeis (100999),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hezron (Place)
HEZRON [hĕzˊrən] (Heb. ḥeṣrôn “enclosure”) (PLACE). † A city on the southern border of Judah, west of Kadesh-barnea (Josh. 15:3). At Num. 34:4 the name is combined with Addar; scholars are uncertain whether the compound name or the listing as separate sites is correct. The precise location of
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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