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endor in the Bible

fountain of Dor; i.e., "of the age", a place in the territory of Issachar (Josh. 17:11) near the scene of the great victory which was gained by Deborah and Barak over Sisera and Jabin (comp. Ps. 83:9, 10). To Endor, Saul resorted to consult one reputed to be a witch on the eve of his last engagement with the Philistines (1 Sam. 28:7). It is identified with the modern village of Endur, "a dirty hamlet of some twenty houses, or rather huts, most of them falling to ruin," on the northern slope of Little Hermon, about 7 miles from Jezreel.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Unfortunately nothing (beyond the loud cry) is mentioned as to the state of the wise woman of endor.

  • The history of the evocation of Samuel by the witch of endor is well known.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • Arriving at the furthest verge of the Plain, we rode a little way up a hill and found ourselves at endor, famous for its witch.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The Witch of endor pretended to raise the ghost of Samuel, at about the same time.

  • It is this which gave rise to the story of the Witch of endor, who had the power of invoking the shade of Saul.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • This is endor, famous in connection with the tragic history of the death of Saul.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • I'm thinking maybe there was red sides to the cave where the witch of endor dweft.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham

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