HILEN (PLACE) [Heb ḥı̂lēn (חִילֵן)]. Var. HOLON. A levitical town in Judah (only slightly to the east of Debir) assigned to the sons of Aaron (1 Chr 6:58). The same place appears as “Holon” in a second list of such towns (Josh 15:51). The difference in spelling could be due either to mechanical error
HOLON (PLACE) [Heb ḥōlôn (חֹלֹון)]. One of the most obscure levitical cities in the Judah/Simeon list. There are numerous textual variations, which present some difficulties when reconstructing the text. The Hebrew name in Josh 21:15 is ḥōlōn, while 1 Chr 6:43—Eng 6:58 reads ḥı̂lēn. See HILEN
Holon. 1. Town in the uplands of Judah’s inheritance (Jos 15:51) given to the Levites (21:15). In 1 Chronicles 6:58, the town is called Hilen. Holon may be Khirbet ʽAlin, northwest of Hebron.SeeLevitical Cities.2. City near Heshbon located in the plain of Moab (Jer 48:21). Its exact location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Holonhōʹlən [Heb. ḥōlōn, ḥōlôn].1. One of the towns in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51) assigned to the Levites (21:15). In 1 Ch. 6:58 (MT 43) it is called Hilen. It is usually identified with Khirbet ʿAlîn, about 16 km (10 mi) NW of Hebron, although this location would place it in
HOLON1. A village in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:51) assigned to the Levites (Josh 21:15). Also called Hilen (1 Chr 6:58).2. A Moabite town included in the judgement upon a group of cities enumerated by Jeremiah (Jer 48:21).
Holon (Heb. ḥōlōn, ḥōlôn) (also HILEN)1. A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51) later assigned to the Levites (21:15). At 1 Chr. 6:58 (MT 43) it is called Hilen. Most scholars identify the site as modern Khirbet ʿAlîn (152118), 16 km. (10 mi.) NW of Hebron in the region of Beth-zur.2.
HOLONa) In 1963–4 T. Yisraeli-Noy excavated an Acheulian site near modern Holon on the coastal plain. The site was in marshy clay between two layers of red loam. During the excavations many flint implements were collected, among them 40 handaxes. Among the animal remains, molars and the tusk of an elephant
Ho´lon (sandy).1. A town in the mountains of Judah; one of the first group, of which Debir was apparently the most considerable. Josh. 15:51; 21:15. [Hilen.]2. A city of Moab. Jer. 48:21 only. No identification of it has yet taken place.
HO´LON (hōʹlon; “sandy”).1. A town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:51), given to the priests (21:15). Sometimes identified with Khirbet ‘Alin, ten miles NW of Hebron.2. A city in the plain of Moab upon which judgment was pronounced by Jeremiah (Jer. 48:21). Not identified although named in connection
HOLON [HOE lahn] — the name of two towns in the Old Testament:1. A town in the hill country of Judah west of Hebron (Josh. 15:51), also called Hilen (1 Chr. 6:58).2. A town in Moab (Jer. 48:21) upon which the prophet Jeremiah pronounced judgment. It is possibly present-day Horon.