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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Hamor

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(Heb. Chamor', חֲמוֹר , a he-ass; Sept. Ε᾿μμώρ, N.T. Εμμόρ ), a Hivite, from whom (or his sons) Jacob purchased the plot of ground in which Joseph was afterwards buried (Genesis 33:19; Joshua 24:32; Acts 7:15; in which last passage the name is Anglicized E.M-OR), and whose son Shechem seduced Dinah (Genesis 34:2). B.C. cir. 1905. As the latter appears to have founded the city of Shechem (q.v.), Hamor is also named as the representative of its inhabitants (Judges 9:28) in the time of Abimelech (q.v.). His character and influence are indicated by his title ("prince" of the Hivite tribe in that vicinity), and his judicious behavior in the case of his son; but neither of these saved him from the indiscriminate massacre by Dinah's brothers. (See JACOB).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hamor'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/h/hamor.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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