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Baal-Hazor

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bā -al -hā´zor ( בּעל חצור , ba‛al ḥācōr ; Βαιλασώρ , Bailasō̇r , Βελλασώρ , Bel -la -sō̇r ): A place on the property of Absalom where his sheep-shearers were gathered, beside Ephraim (2 Samuel 13:23 ). The sheep-shearing was evidently the occasion of a festival which was attended by Absalom's brethren. Here he compassed the death of Amnon in revenge for the outrage upon his sister. The place may be identified with Tell ‛Aṣūr , a mountain which rises 3, 318 ft. above the sea, 4 miles Northeast of Bethel.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Baal-Hazor'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/b/baal-hazor.html. 1915.

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