An important city north of the Sea of Galilee which has yielded valuable information in archaeological excavations. According to the books of Joshua 11) and Judges
4) it was taken by the Israelites, fortified by Solomon (1 Kgs. 9:15) but captured in the 8th cent. BCE by the Assyrians (2 Kgs. 15:29).

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  • HAZOR — (Heb. חָצוֹר), a large Canaanite and Israelite city in Upper Galilee. It is identified with Tell al Qidāḥ (also called Tell Waqqāṣ), 8¾ mi. (14 km.) north of the Sea of Galilee and 5 mi. (8 km.) southwest of Lake Ḥuleh . The city was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hazor — ( he. חצור) is the name of several places in the biblical and modern Land of Israel:Biblical locations: * Tel Hazor, site of an ancient fortified city in the Upper Galilee, among the most important Caananite towns, and the largest ancient ruin in …   Wikipedia

  • Hazor — Hazor,   Chazor [hebräisch »Hof«, »Gehöft«], bedeutende alte Stadt in Galiläa, heute der Hügel Tel Hazor in Nordisrael, 15 km nördlich des Sees von Genezareth; literarisch aus ägyptischen Quellen seit 1800 und aus Mari Briefen seit 1700 v. Chr.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hazor — Hazor, s. Chazor …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hazor — Tels bibliques – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheva * …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hazor — Luftbild von Hazor Stadttor mit drei Kammern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hazor —    Enclosed; fortified.    1) A stronghold of the Canaanites in the mountains north of Lake Merom (Josh. 11:1 5). Jabin the king with his allied tribes here encountered Joshua in a great battle. Joshua gained a signal victory, which virtually… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Hazor-hadattah —    New Hazor, a city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:25). It is probably identified with the ruins of el Hazzarah, near Beit Jebrin …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Hazor — /hah zawr , zohr /, n. an ancient city in Israel, N of the Sea of Galilee: extensive excavations; capital of Canaanite kingdom. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hazor — n. ancient city in Israel …   English contemporary dictionary

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