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A town settled by the tribe of Judah “in the extreme south, toward the boundary of Edom” (Josh 15:21).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HAZOR-HADATTAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥāṣôr (חָצֹור) ḥādattâ (חָדַתָּה)]. A settlement of the tribe of Judah. Hazor-hadattah is only mentioned once, in Josh 15:25, where it is listed among the settlements occupied by Judah in the aftermath of the Conquest. Though the present literary context of the Judean
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-hadattah. One of the cities located in the southern extremity of Judah, near the border of Edom (Jos 15:25). The kjv translates the term as two different cities, “Hazor and Hadattah.” The Aramaic adjective “Hadattah” indicates this as a settlement from Hazor, but this is unsure. Its location is
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.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HAZOR-HADATTAH One of the cities located in the southern extremity of Judah, near the border of Edom (Jos 15:25). The kjv translates the term as two different cities, “Hazor and Hadattah.” The Aramaic adjective “Hadattah” indicates this as a settlement from Hazor, but this is unsure.
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-HADATTAH. A city in the extreme S of the Negeb of Judah (Josh 15:25), RSV). In KJV the words are separated, Hazor Hadattah.
HADATTAH. Part of the name of the town Hazor-Hadattah in Judah (Josh 15:25, RSV), located in the Negeb, perhaps at el-Hudeira, S of Tuwani, c. 20 miles E of Beer-sheba toward the Dead Sea.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hazor-Hadattah (Heb. ḥāṣôr ḥăḏattâ)A city apportioned by Joshua to the tribe of Judah following the conquest of Canaan (Josh. 15:25). Its exact location is a matter of dispute. Eusebius places the city close to the Mediterranean coast (Onom. 20.4), while others favor a spot closer to Arad, posibly
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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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