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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Ha´zor, a city near the waters of lake Merom (Huleh), the seat of Jabin, a powerful Canaanitish king, as appears from the summon sent by him to all the neighboring kings to assist him against the Israelites. He and his confederates were, however, defeated and slain by Joshua, and the city burnt to the ground (; ; Josephus Antiq. v.5. 1). But by the time of Deborah and Barak the Canaanites had recovered part of the territory then lost, had rebuilt Hazor, and were ruled by a king with the ancient royal name of Jabin, under whose power the Israelites were, in punishment for their sins, reduced. From this yoke they were delivered by Deborah and Barak, after which Hazor remained in quiet possession of the Israelites, and belonged to the tribe of Naphtali (; ). Hazor was one of the towns rebuilt or much improved by Solomon (), and was one of the fortified places of Galilee which the Assyrians under Tiglath-pileser first took on invading Palestine from the north (). There is no modern notice of this town.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Hazor'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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