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Horon הרן
(943 words)

I. Name

In the OT, Horon is a divine element in the place-name Beth-Horon (House of Horon; Ges.18 146). Two cities were known as Beth-Horon, the one Lower Beth-Horon (bēt ʿūr el-fōqa; 16 km nw of Jerusalem) and the other Upper Beth-Horon (bēt ʿūr et-taḥta; 18 km nw of Jerusalem). The toponym is known from a topographical list of the pharao Shoshenk at Karnak (van Dijk 1989:60) and from a Hebrew ostracon from Tell el-Qasile (TSSI I 4 B). Perhaps Horonaim in Moab (Isa. 15.5, Jer. 48.3) is also related to the god Horon (KAI II, 179). The nam…

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U. Rüterswörden, “Horon הרן”, 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 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Horon>

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