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Hazor

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Hazor - "courtyyard" or "settlement"

Name of several places in ancient Israel:

  • One of the most important Caananite towns. It was conquered by Joshua. It seems to have had several kings named Jabin. One Jabin is mentioned at Joshua's time and one in the time of Barak. The place is identified with Tell el Qedah. Archaeological findings suggests that there may have been more than 20 000 people living there at the time of the conquest, the town covering about 60 hectar. The town was fortified by Solomon. Later the town was conquered by Tiglath-Pileser III. (See main article at: Hazor (archeological site).)
  • A town in Negev. Maybe identical with El-Jebariyeh.
  • A town in Benjamin,maybe identical with Khirbet Hazzur.
  • A region in the Arab desert, east of Jordan River.
  • The same as Kerioth-Hezron in Judah, which is identified with Khirbet el-Qaryatein.
  • A modern town in northern Israel (see Hatzor HaGlilit)he:חצור
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