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haz´a - zan - tā´mar ( חצצן תּמר , ḥacăcōn tāmār ; the King James Version Hazezon Tamar ): "Hazazon of the palm trees," mentioned ( Genesis 14:7 ) as a place of the Amorites, conquered, together with En-mishpat and the country of the Amalekites, by Chedorlaomer; in 2 Chronicles 20:2 it is identified with EN-GEDI (which see); and if so, it must have been its older name. If this identification be accepted, then Hazazon may survive in the name Wādy Husāsah , Northwest of ‛Ain Jidy . Another suggestion, which certainly meets the needs of the narrative better, is that Hazazon-tamar is the Thamara of Eusebius, Onomasticon (85 3; 210 86), the Θαμαρω , Thamarō , of Ptol. xvi.3. The ruin Kurnub , 20 miles West-Southwest of the South end of the Dead Sea - on the road from Hebron to Elath - is supposed to mark this site.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Hazazon-Tamar'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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