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Moreh (Hill)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hill of Moreh
Moreh, Hill of (מוֹרֶה‎, moreh). A mountain where the Midianites camped on the night Gideon attacked them (Judg 7:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Moreh (Place)
MOREH (PLACE) [Heb môreh (מֹורֶה)]. The word Moreh has a range of meanings including teacher, diviner, and archer.A. Oak of Moreh [Heb ʾēlon̂ môreh]The word ʾēlôn is traditionally translated as oak, although it may refer to the terebinth tree. The KJV translation of “Plain of Moreh” is incorrect.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moreh, Hill of
Moreh, Hill of. Hill close to the Valley of Jezreel, near which the Midianites camped when they were attacked by Gideon (Jgs 7:1). It was probably called by this name because it was the location of a sanctuary where divination was practiced. Its name may imply instruction or divination. It is generally
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Moreh, Hill Of
Moreh, Hill Of mōr̀e [Heb giḇʿaṯ hammôreh—‘hill of the teacher (or archer)’; Gk B Gabaath Amōra, A toú bounoú toú Abōr]. A hill mentioned in Jgs. 7:1 to locate the Midianite camp that Gideon was preparing to attack. It is probably the modern Jebel Daḥi, located between Mt. Gilboa and Mt. Tabor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Moreh, Hill of
MOREH, HILL OF Hill close to the valley of Jezreel, near which the Midianites camped when they were attacked by Gideon (Jgs 7:1). It was probably called by this name because it was the location of a sanctuary where divination was practiced. Its name may imply instruction or divination. It is generally
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moreh
Moreh (mor´eh; Heb., “teacher, oracle-giver”), a place-name suggesting a location for divine instruction.1 The Moreh tree, a terebinth (large tree resembling an oak) at the sacred site near Shechem, where Abram built an altar commemorating God’s appearance to him (Gen. 12:6–7). In Deut. 11:30, this
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Moreh, Hill of
MOREH, HILL OF. Located at the E end of the Jezreel valley (also called valley of Esdraelon or valley of Armageddon; see Jezreel 4), 12 miles W of the Jordan River and five miles WSW of Mount Tabor in lower Galilee. The hill is mentioned in the Bible in connection with the Midianite encampment which
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Moreh
MOREH (Heb. mōreh, ‘teacher’, ‘diviner’). 1. The name of a place near Shechem mentioned in Gn. 12:6, where ’ēlôn mōreh may be translated ‘the teacher’s oak’ (or ‘terebinth’). Dt. 11:30 makes reference to the ‘oak of Moreh’ in the district of Gilgal (i.e. the Shechemite Gilgal). It is recorded that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moreh
Moreh (Heb. môreh)1. A terebinth or oak tree near Shechem. Abraham built an altar there after his vision of God (Gen 12:6–7). The Hebrew term means “teacher” or “oracle giver,” suggesting that the name is based on an etymology in honor of Abraham’s vision. In Deut. 11:30 the tree is a landmark in the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Moreh (Hill Of)
MOREH (HILL OF) The place where the Midianites encamped for their attack on the Israelites, in the days of Gideon (Judg. 7:1). Identified with Jebel ed-Dehi in the Jezreel Valley.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Moreh
MOREH The location of a sacred oak in Shechem. It became a place of cultic and religious significance when Abraham erected an altar near the oak of Moreh after arriving in Canaan (Gen 12:6–7). It is possible that Jacob buried foreign idols under this tree (Gen 35:4) and that Joshua later pitched the
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