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Mount Seir (of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount Seir of Judah
Seir of Judah, Mount (הַר שֵׂעִיר‎, har se'ir). A mountain located in Judah, west of Jerusalem (Josh 15:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seir (Place)
SEIR (PLACE) [Heb śēʿı̂r (שֵׂעִיר‎)]. 1. The biblical name for part of the country of Edom (Gen 14:6; 36:20–21, 30; Deut 1:2, 44; 2:1; 33:2; Josh 11:17; 12:7; Judg 5:4; Isa 21:11; 1 Chr 1:38; 4:42) and, secondarily, a synonym for Edom, both in the geographical and the political sense (Gen 32:4; 33:14,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Seir (Place)
Seir (Place). 1. Mountain range of Edom extending from the Dead Sea southward to the Gulf of Aqaba. Mt Seir was bordered by the great valley of Arabah on the west and desert on the east. Seir is the modern Jebel esh-Shera‛Seir was formerly inhabited by the Horites, whose defeat to King Chedorlaomer
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seir
2. A location on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:10). This border lay W of Baalah and N of Mt. Jearim, and then went down to Beth-shemesh; Mt. Seir is named between Baalah and Mt. Jearim. A location has been proposed near Sārîs, about 15 km (9 mi) W of Jerusalem (GP, I, 372). This location is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Seir (Place)
SEIR (Place)1. Mountain range of Edom extending from the Dead Sea southward to the Gulf of Aqaba. Mt Seir was bordered by the great valley of Arabah on the west and by desert on the east. Seir is the modern Jebel esh-Shera.Seir was formerly inhabited by the Horites, whose defeat to King Kedorlaomer
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Seir
Seir (see´uhr; Heb., “hairy”).1 The mountainous region southeast of the land of Canaan inhabited by the Edomites. Also called “Mount Seir,” the region may have encompassed, not only the mountains east of the Arabah (the Rift Valley), but also those on the west side. This is suggested by such passages
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Seir
SEIR1. A mountainous land inhabited by the Edomites. The etymology (Heb. se`ir) suggests something hairy or shaggy and may be descriptive of the former wooded nature of the landscape. However, the name may be eponymous since Seir is mentioned once in Amarna letter #288 written from Jerusalem (ANET,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Seir
SEIR. 1. The word śē‘ir defines a mountain (Gn. 14:6; Ezk. 35:15), a land (Gn. 32:3; 36:21; Nu. 24:18) and a people (Ezk. 25:8) in the general area of old Edom. Esau went to live there (Gn. 32:3), and his descendants overcame the original inhabitants, the Horites (Gn. 14:6; 36:20; Dt. 2:12; Jos. 24:4).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seir (Place)
Seir (Heb. kēʿɩ̂r) (PLACE)1. A high hilly plateau within the region of Edom. Seir is identified with modern Jebel esh-Sharah, a mountain range between Wadi el-Ḥesā in the north and Râs en-Naqb in the south, and running between the Arabah on the west and the desert on the east. The edges of the mountain
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Seir
SEIR a) The name of a mountainous region southeast of the Dead Sea. The name occurs for the first time in a topographical list of Amenophis III. In the El Amarna letters the prince of Jerusalem informs the king of Egypt that war against the king is raging in the mountains of Seir. In the 13th century
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Seir
Se´ir (hairy, shaggy).1. We have both “land of Seir,” Gen. 32:3; 36:30, and “Mount Seir.” Gen. 14:6. It is the original name of the mountain range extending along the east side of the valley of Arabah, from the Dead Sea to the Elanitie Gulf. The Horites appear to have been the chief of the aboriginal
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