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hebron


hebron


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hebron,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06248 
  Hebron,  IL  (village,  FIPS  33851) 
  Location:  42.47095  N,  88.42987  W 
  Population  (1990):  809  (316  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60034 
  Hebron,  IN  (town,  FIPS  32818) 
  Location:  41.32237  N,  87.20284  W 
  Population  (1990):  3183  (1190  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  46341 
  Hebron,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41048 
  Hebron,  MD  (town,  FIPS  37875) 
  Location:  38.41759  N,  75.68802  W 
  Population  (1990):  665  (285  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  21830 
  Hebron,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04238 
  Hebron,  ND  (city,  FIPS  36860) 
  Location:  46.90283  N,  102.04408  W 
  Population  (1990):  888  (470  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58638 
  Hebron,  NE  (city,  FIPS  21905) 
  Location:  40.16835  N,  97.58774  W 
  Population  (1990):  1765  (782  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68370 
  Hebron,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03241 
  Hebron,  OH  (village,  FIPS  34790) 
  Location:  39.96264  N,  82.49155  W 
  Population  (1990):  2076  (849  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43025 
  Hebron,  TX  (town,  FIPS  33020) 
  Location:  33.04229  N,  96.89926  W 
  Population  (1990):  1128  (380  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.7  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hebron 
  a  community;  alliance.  (1.)  A  city  in  the  south  end  of  the 
  valley  of  Eshcol,  about  midway  between  Jerusalem  and  Beersheba, 
  from  which  it  is  distant  about  20  miles  in  a  straight  line  It 
  was  built  "seven  years  before  Zoan  in  Egypt"  (Gen.  13:18;  Num. 
  13:22).  It  still  exists  under  the  same  name  and  is  one  of  the 
  most  ancient  cities  in  the  world.  Its  earlier  name  was 
  Kirjath-arba  (Gen.  23:2;  Josh.  14:15;  15:3).  But  "Hebron  would 
  appear  to  have  been  the  original  name  of  the  city,  and  it  was 
  not  till  after  Abraham's  stay  there  that  it  received  the  name 
  Kirjath-arba,  who  [i.e.,  Arba]  was  not  the  founder  but  the 
  conqueror  of  the  city,  having  led  thither  the  tribe  of  the 
  Anakim,  to  which  he  belonged.  It  retained  this  name  till  it  came 
  into  the  possession  of  Caleb,  when  the  Israelites  restored  the 
  original  name  Hebron"  (Keil,  Com.).  The  name  of  this  city  does 
  not  occur  in  any  of  the  prophets  or  in  the  New  Testament.  It  is 
  found  about  forty  times  in  the  Old  It  was  the  favorite  home  of 
  Abraham.  Here  he  pitched  his  tent  under  the  oaks  of  Mamre,  by 
  which  name  it  came  afterwards  to  be  known  and  here  Sarah  died, 
  and  was  buried  in  the  cave  of  Machpelah  (Gen.  23:17-20),  which 
  he  bought  from  Ephron  the  Hittite.  From  this  place  the  patriarch 
  departed  for  Egypt  by  way  of  Beersheba  (37:14;  46:1).  It  was 
  taken  by  Joshua  and  given  to  Caleb  (Josh.  10:36,  37;  12:10; 
  14:13).  It  became  a  Levitical  city  and  a  city  of  refuge  (20:7; 
  21:11).  When  David  became  king  of  Judah  this  was  his  royal 
  residence,  and  he  resided  here  for  seven  and  a  half  years  (2 
  Sam.  5:5);  and  here  he  was  anointed  as  king  over  all  Israel  (2 
  Sam.  2:1-4,  11;  1  Kings  2:11).  It  became  the  residence  also  of 
  the  rebellious  Absalom  (2  Sam.  15:10),  who  probably  expected  to 
  find  his  chief  support  in  the  tribe  of  Judah,  now  called 
  el-Khulil. 
 
  In  one  part  of  the  modern  city  is  a  great  mosque,  which  is 
  built  over  the  grave  of  Machpelah.  The  first  European  who  was 
  permitted  to  enter  this  mosque  was  the  Prince  of  Wales  in  1862. 
  It  was  also  visited  by  the  Marquis  of  Bute  in  1866,  and  by  the 
  late  Emperor  Frederick  of  Germany  (then  Crown-Prince  of  Prussia) 
  in  1869. 
 
  One  of  the  largest  oaks  in  Palestine  is  found  in  the  valley  of 
  Eshcol,  about  3  miles  north  of  the  town.  It  is  supposed  by  some 
  to  be  the  tree  under  which  Abraham  pitched  his  tent,  and  is 
  called  "Abraham's  oak."  (See  {OAK}.) 
 
  (2.)  The  third  son  of  Kohath  the  Levite  (Ex.  6:18;  1  Chr.  6:2, 
  18). 
 
  (3.)  1  Chr.  2:42,  43. 
 
  (4.)  A  town  in  the  north  border  of  Asher  (Josh.  19:28). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hebron,  society;  friendship