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Holman Bible Dictionary
(hay' mawr) Personal name meaning, “donkey” or “ass.” In Genesis 33:19
, the father of Shechem. From the children of Hamor, Jacob purchased a parcel of land on which he erected an altar. Later the remains of Joseph, Jacob's son, were buried on this parcel of land (Joshua 24:32
). Hamor and Shechem were killed by Simeon and Levi in an act of revenge for the outrage committed against Dinah (Genesis 34:25-26
). Hamor was the original clan ancestor of the city of Shechem (Judges 9:28
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hamor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/hamor.html. 1991.