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Strong's #2362 - חַוְרָן

Root Word (Etymology)
apparently from (H2357) (in the sense of (H2352))
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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  1. Hauran = "caverns"
    1. a province of Palestine east of the Sea of Galilee; exact region uncertain but probably on the borders of the desert in the tetrarchy of Philip
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KJV (2)
Ezekiel 2
NAS (2)
Ezekiel 2
CSB (2)
Ezekiel 2
BSB (2)
Ezekiel 2
ESV (2)
Ezekiel 2
WEB (2)
Ezekiel 2
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חַוְרָן proper name, of a territory (meaning unknown; conjectures are: — black-land (as basaltic region); supported by black, dialect of Yemen, Maltzan ZMG 1874,230, and tokens of immigration from Yemen into Haurân, Wetzst in De Job 2:598; ZKW 1884,120; land of caves, Thes Hi-Sm, Porter Dict. Bib., and hollow, GASm Geogr. 552, who compare Hebrew הור hole; but this probably from III. חרר, and Arabic , hollow, different from ) — district southeast from Mt. Hermon, extending between Jaulan and Lejah, toward Syrian desert; only גְּבוּל חַוְרָ֑ן Ezekiel 47:16 compare מִבֵּין חַוְשָרןוּמִבֵּין דַּמֶּשֶׂק Ezekiel 47:18; Ezekiel 47:18; = Assyrian –aurani Dl Pa 294; ᵐ5 Αυρανιτις, and so Jos Ant. xiv. 10, 1etc., Arabic . On this district see Wetzst Hauran, (1860) and in De Job 2. 597ff. Bd Pal 195 ff. Schumacher Across the Jordan, 1889; ZPV xii. 1889,225 ff. (with map) GASm Geogr. 552f. 609 ff.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חַוְרָן [Hauran], pr.n. of a region beyond Jordan, situated eastward of Gaulanitis (גּוֹלָן) and Batanæa, and to the west of Trachonitis (now el Lejah), extending from Jabbok to the territory of Damascus, Ezekiel 47:16, 18 Ezekiel 47:18Gr. Αὐρανῖτις, Ὠρανῖτις; Arabic حَوْرَانُ. It undoubtedly takes its name from the number of its caverns (חוֹר), in which even now the inhabitants of the region dwell. See a more full account of this district in Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria and Palestine, page 111, seqq.; 393, seqq.; 446; Germ. ed.

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List of Word Forms
חַוְרָ֣ן חַוְרָֽן׃ חורן חורן׃ chavRan ḥaw·rān ḥawrān
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