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The place from which Gideon returned to Succoth after his defeat of the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg 8:13). It also is called “Har-Heres” or “Mount Heres” (Judg 1:35), as well as “City of Heres” or “City of the Sun” (Isa 19:18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heres, Ascent of (Place)
HERES, ASCENT OF (PLACE) [Heb maʿălēh (מַעֲלֵה) heḥāres (הֶחָרֶס)]. The place E of the Jordan River by which Gideon returned from capturing the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg 8:13). The text is problematic. First the presence of the definite article before ḥeres argues against Heres being
HAR-HERES (PLACE) [Heb har-ḥeres (הַר־חֶרֶס)]. The toponym Har-heres, which means “scurfy mountain(s),” appears in the OT only in Judg 1:35. It was the name of a mountain range on the E or SE edge of the valley of Aijalon (cf. Josh 10:12), in the transition zone between the mountains and the hill country.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heres. 1. Region from which the Amorites were not expelled by the Israelites, known as Mt Heres (Jgs 1:34, 35, rsv Har-heres). In Joshua 19:41, 42 Mt Heres is synonymous with the town of Ir-shemesh (Beth-shemesh).2. Ascent of Heres (Jgs 8:13 rsv; kjv before the sun was up). Though the text and the exact
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HERES1. Region from which the Amorites were not expelled by the Israelites, known as Mt Heres (Jgs 1:34–35, rsv “Har-heres”). In Joshua 19:41–42, Mt Heres is synonymous with the town of Ir-shemesh (Beth-shemesh).2. Ascent of Heres (Jgs 8:13, rsv; nlt “Heres Pass”). Though the text and the exact nature
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HERES. 1. Mount Heres was a mountain from which the tribe of Dan could not expel the Amorites (Jdg 1:35). It was probably on the boundary between Judah and Dan.2. In Jdg 8:13 the RSV mentions Gideon’s return from battle “by the ascent of Heres,” but the KJV renders the passage as “before the sun was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heres, Ascent of
Heres, Ascent of (Heb. maʿălēh heḥāres)The immediate route by which Gideon returned upon halting his pursuit of the Midianites (Judg. 8:13). It is to be distinguished from Har-heres. Some scholars read lit., “before the sun arose.”
Har-Heres (Heb. har-ḥeres)An area retained by the Amorites against the tribe of Dan (Judg. 1:35). Mentioned with the villages Aijalon and Shaalbim, Har-heres has sometimes been understood as a village, perhaps the same place as the Ir-shemesh in the territory allotted to Dan (Josh. 19:41) or the Beth-shemesh
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Heres, Ascent of
HERES [hĕrˊĭz], ASCENT OF (Heb. ma˓alēh heḥāres).* The immediate route by which Gideon returned upon halting his pursuit of the Midianites (Judg. 8:13, RSV, JB, NIV; NIV “Pass of Heres”). The NJV seems to place the preceding battle at this site (cf. R. G. Boling, Judges. AB ,
Har-Heres [här hĭrˊĭz] (Heb. har-ḥeres “mountain of the sun”). A place in the tribal territory of Dan, but which the Danites were unable to take from the Amorites (Judg. 1:35; KJV, NIV “mount Heres”). It is thought to be the same as Ir-shemesh (“city of the sun,” probably Beth-shemesh [Tell
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HE´RES (heʹrez; “mountain of the sun”).1. A city of Dan, near Aijalon, which the Amorites continued to hold (Judg. 1:35), but as tributaries. Keil (Com., ad loc.) believes it is only another name for Ir-shemesh, i.e., Beth-shemesh.2. A mountain pass in the Transjordan near Succoth by which Gideon returned
Easton’s Bible Dictionary