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Hazor


Ha’zor (castle).

1. A fortified city, which on the occupation of the country was allotted to Naphtali. Josh. 19:36. Its position was apparently between Ramah and Kedesh, ibid., 12:19, on the high ground overlooking the Lake of Merom. There is no reason for supposing it a different place from that of which Jabin was king. Josh. 11:1; Judges 4:2, 17; 1 Sam. 12:9. It was the principal city of the whole of north Palestine. Josh. 11:10. It was fortified by Solomon, 1 Kings 9:15, and its inhabitants were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser. 2 Kings 15:29. The most probable site of Hazor is Tell Khuraibeh.

2. One of the “cities” of Judah in the extreme south, named next in order to Kedesh. Josh. 15:23.

3. Hazor-Hadattah = “new Hazor,” another of the southern towns of Judah. Josh. 15:25.

4. A place in which the Benjamites resided after their return from the captivity. Neh. 11:33.