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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Tsior', צַיעֹר , smallness; Sept. Σιώρ v.r. Σωραίθ; Vulg. Sior), a town in the highland district of Judah (Joshua 15:54), where it is mentioned in the group around Hebron to the south. (See JUDAH, TRIBE OF). Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s.v.. Σιώρ ) call it a village between Jerusalem and Eleutheropolis. It probably corresponds to the small village still called Sair on the road about six miles north-east of Hebron towards Tekoa (Robinson, Bibl. Res. 1, 488), traditionally pointed out as the site of the grave of Esau (Schwarz, Palest. p. 106).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zior'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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