Hazor hā´zôr [key]
Fortified city of N Galilee, 5 mi (8 km) SW of Lake Hula, in present-day Israel. Strategically located in ancient Palestine on the road leading from Egypt to Syria and Asia Minor, it was occupied from the early Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. According to the Bible,
destroyed it because it was the center of the league of Canaanite kingdoms.
rebuilt it as one of his strongholds in the north.
later destroyed it. Excavations have revealed both the Canaanite and Israelite cities.
Unidentified town, ancient Palestine. Joshua 15.23.
Town, the modern Khirbat Hazzar, West Bank, 4 mi (6 km) NW of Jerusalem, occupied after the Exile.
Collective name sometimes used for the seminomadic Arabs.
Unidentified town, S ancient Palestine. Joshua 15.25. AV has in this verse
Hazor, Hadattah,but RV is more likely correct with
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