Hazor [N] [E] [H]

(castle ).

  1. A fortified city, which on the occupation of the country was allotted to Naphtali. ( Joshua 19:36 ) Its position was apparently between Ramah and Kedesh, ibid. ( Joshua 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. ( Joshua 11:1 ; Judges 4:2 Judges 4:17 ; 1 Samuel 12:9 ) It was the principal city of the whole of north Palestine. ( Joshua 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. ( Joshua 15:23 )
  3. Hazor-Hadattah = "new Hazor" another of the southern towns of Judah. ( Joshua 15:25 )
  4. A place in which the Benjamites resided after their return from the captivity. ( Nehemiah 11:33 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hazor'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.