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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Mount Seir

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This mountain (or rather mountains) is at the south and east of the Dead Sea, near Moab. The name should seem to have been taken from Shahar, which means hairy: probably the mount had a rough appearance. The mount itself is rendered memorable from the patriarchal history. The Horites originally possessed it, as we read Genesis 14:6. But in process of time the descendants of Esau. Moses relates that the children of Esau destroyed the Horims, and took possession of Seir. (Deuteronomy 2:12.) But what makes Seir an interesting subject to the Lord's people is, that here it was Jacob, in his return from Mesopotamia, had those soul-exercises which we read of Genesis 32:3-20. And here, soon after, we find those gracious manifestations which the Lord vouchsafed to him, to strengthen his faith, and to prepare him for the interview with his brother Esau. Read the close of the chapter, and to the end of the sixteenth verse of the thirty-third chapter. (Genesis 32:21-32; Gen 33:1-16)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Mount Seir'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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