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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hor 
  mountain.  (1.)  One  of  the  mountains  of  the  chain  of  Seir  or 
  Edom,  on  the  confines  of  Idumea  (Num.  20:22-29;  33:37).  It  was 
  one  of  the  stations  of  the  Israelites  in  the  wilderness  (33:37), 
  which  they  reached  in  the  circuitous  route  they  were  obliged  to 
  take  because  the  Edomites  refused  them  a  passage  through  their 
  territory.  It  was  during  the  encampment  here  that  Aaron  died 
  (Num.  33:37-41).  (See  {AARON}.)  The  Israelites  passed 
  this  mountain  several  times  in  their  wanderings.  It  bears  the 
  modern  name  of  Jebel  Harun,  and  is  the  highest  and  most 
  conspicious  of  the  whole  range.  It  stands  about  midway  between 
  the  Dead  Sea  and  the  Elanitic  gulf.  It  has  two  summits,  in  the 
  hallow  between  which  it  is  supposed  that  Aaron  died.  Others 
  however,  suppose  that  this  mountain  is  the  modern  Jebel  Madurah 
  on  the  opposite,  i.e.,  the  western,  side  of  the  Arabah. 
 
  (2.)  One  of  the  marks  of  the  northern  boundary  of  Palestine 
  (Num.  34:7,  8).  Nowhere  else  mentioned.  Perhaps  it  is  one  of  the 
  peaks  of  Lebanon. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hor,  who  conceives,  or  shows;  a  hill 
 




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