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hauran


hauran


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hauran 
  cave-land,  mentioned  only  in  Ezek.  47:16,  18.  It  was  one  of  the 
  ancient  divisions  of  Bashan  (q.v.),  and  lay  on  the  south-east  of 
  Gaulanitis  or  the  Jaulan  and  on  the  south  of  Lejah,  extending 
  from  the  Arnon  to  the  Hieromax  It  was  the  most  fertile  region 
  in  Syria,  and  to  this  day  abounds  in  the  ruins  of  towns,  many  of 
  which  have  stone  doors  and  massive  walls.  It  retains  its  ancient 
  name  It  was  known  by  the  Greeks  and  Romans  as  "Auranitis." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hauran,  a  hole;  liberty;  whiteness