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HAZOR. 1. The city of Jabin ( Joshua 11:1 etc.), in Naphtali ( Joshua 19:36 ), S. of Kedesh ( 1Ma 11:63 ; 1Ma 11:67 etc. called in Tob 1:2 Asher ), overlooking Lake Semechonitis = cl-Hûleh (Jos. [Note: Josephus.] Ant . V. v. 1). The name probably lingers in Jebel and Merj el-Hadîreh , about 7 miles N. of Safed . It was taken and destroyed by Joshua. Solomon fortified it ( 1 Kings 9:15 ). It was taken by Tiglath-pileser iii. ( 2 Kings 15:29 ). 2. A town in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:23 ), unidentified. 3. A town also in the Negeh ( Joshua 15:25 ), identical with Kerioth-hezron . 4. A place in Benjamin, N. of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 11:33 ), probably Khirbet Hazzûr , between Beit Haninah and Neby Samwîl . 5. The kingdoms of Hazor, named with Kedar ( Jeremiah 49:28 etc.), an Arabian district, possibly on the border of the desert.

W. Ewing.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Hazor'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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