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hazor


hazor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hazor 
  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}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hazor,  court;  hay