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Baal-Hazor בעל חצור
(362 words)

I. Name

A location near the town of Ophrah/ʿEphraim (possibly modern eṭ-Ṭaibiyeh) where Absalom kept his sheepshearers and where he assassinated his half-brother Amnon (2 Sam. 13.23). It seems that Baal should be construed as the name of god, i.e., ‘Baal of Hazor’. It is generally identified with Jebel el-ʿAṣûr, the highest mountain of Mount Ephraim (1016 m. above sea level), 7 km. north-east of Bethel. The site is not attested elsewhere in the OT and has nothing to do with the Hazor mentioned in Neh. 11.33.

Abel (1924) suggested to …

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Naʾaman, “Baal-Hazor בעל חצור”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baal_Hazor>

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