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(hayyoor' an) Geographical name of uncertain meaning. One of four or five provinces through which the Assyrians and their successors administered Syria. Its northern boundary was Damascus; eastern, the Jebel Druze; western, the Golan Heights; and Southern, the Yarmuk River. It was a battle ground among Assyria, Syria, Israel, Judah, and Egypt, appearing in Egyptian and Assyrian records. Ezekiel promised it would be in the restored Promised Land (Ezekiel 47:16 ,Ezekiel 47:16,47:18 ). The Maccabeans did control it for a time. The region was noted for its black basalt rocks, volcanoes, and rich harvests of grain.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hauran'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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