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(“enclosure”) was a large fortified town in northern Galilee, situated at the intersection of the roads leading northwards from the Jordan valley to the Beqa valley and the Lebanese coast. The most important city in Canaan in the 2nd millennium bce, Hazor is mentioned in the clay tablets from the 18th century bce that were excavated in Mari dealing with the diplomatic and trade relations to the Mesopotamian and North Syrian kingdoms. Hazor asserted its position in northern Canaan even after the Egyptian conquest of the land in 1457 bce. The settlement of ancient Hazor…

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Na'aman, Nadav, “Hazor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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