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Hazor

[hah-zawr, -zohr] /hɑˈzɔr, -ˈzoʊr/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Israel, N of the Sea of Galilee: extensive excavations; capital of Canaanite kingdom.
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  • The king of Hazor called together the associated tribes, and their camp was pitched near Lake Merom.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • Mohar, whither must you take a journey to the city of Hazor?

  • To one of these the name El Mahder applies, which is radically the same word as Hazor, the enclosure.

    Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • Mohar, whither must you take a journey to the land of Hazor?

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • These warriors concentrated themselves at Hazor, where Jabin, the local king, ruled over several districts.

  • From Hazor the road ran northwards to Hamath, the Hamah of to-day.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • But even these latter cities can scarcely be the "Hazor" of Jeremiah, and the more northern are quite out of the question.

  • Hazor and many other places were also treated in the same way, "there was not any left to breathe."

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • And Jonathan and his army encamped at the water of Gennesaret, and early in the morning they went to the plain of Hazor.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • The situation of Hazor has been disputed by geographers, and Robinson, who is usually so accurate, differs from other authorities.

Hazor in the Bible

enclosed; fortified. (1.) A stronghold of the Canaanites in the mountains north of Lake Merom (Josh. 11:1-5). Jabin the king with his allied tribes here encountered Joshua in a great battle. Joshua gained a signal victory, which virtually completed his conquest of Canaan (11:10-13). This city was, however, afterwards rebuilt by the Canaanites, and was ruled by a king with the same hereditary name of Jabin. His army, under a noted leader of the name of Sisera, swept down upon the south, aiming at the complete subjugation of the country. This powerful army was met by the Israelites under Barak, who went forth by the advice of the prophetess Deborah. The result was one of the most remarkable victories for Israel recorded in the Old Testament (Josh. 19:36; Judg. 4:2; 1 Sam. 12:9). The city of Hazor was taken and occupied by the Israelites. It was fortified by Solomon to defend the entrance into the kingdom from Syria and Assyria. When Tiglath-pileser, the Assyrian king, invaded the land, this was one of the first cities he captured, carrying its inhabitants captive into Assyria (2 Kings 15:29). It has been identified with Khurbet Harrah, 2 1/2 miles south-east of Kedesh. (2.) A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:23). The name here should probably be connected with the word following, Ithnan, HAZOR-ITHNAN instead of "Hazor and Ithnan." (3.) A district in Arabia (Jer. 49:28-33), supposed by some to be Jetor, i.e., Ituraea. (4.) "Kerioth and Hezron" (Josh. 15: 25) should be "Kerioth-hezron" (as in the R.V.), the two names being joined together as the name of one place (e.g., like Kirjath-jearim), "the same is Hazor" (R.V.). This place has been identified with el-Kuryetein, and has been supposed to be the home of Judas Iscariot. (See KERIOTH.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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