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Hazor by James A. de Rothschild Expedition at Hazor

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Published by Magnes Press, Hebrew University in Jerusalem .
Written in English


  • Bible -- Antiquities,
  • Hazor (Extinct city)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xvi]; v. 2, p. xvii

Statement[Yigael Yadin, director]
ContributionsYadin, Yigael, 1917-1984
LC ClassificationsDS110.H38 J4
The Physical Object
Pagination4 v. in 3.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14666087M
LC Control Number59002233

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The city of Hazor lay almost nine miles north of the Sea of Galilee. During the time of Joshua, it was a Canaanite stronghold in northern Palestine. During the conquest of Canaan, as Joshua marched his army northward, he was confronted by a coalition of forces under the leadership of Jabin, king of Hazor.   Hazor and Joshua. This brings us to Hazor, one of the main Canaanite cities in the far north of the land that Joshua conquered. It is located by the fertile, well-watered area of the Huleh Valley, about nine miles north of the Sea of Galilee and fifteen miles south of Dan. His is a truly great book. The author's archeological work included the two most important undertakings organized in Israel. His work at Masada and his five year search for the ancient city of Hazor included uncovering 22 cities of antiquity. It resolved a problem concerning the destruction of Hazor by the by: The Canaanite city-state of Hazor appears in two different biblical stories that contradict each other. Joshua Destroys Hazor. In the Book of Joshua, after the conquest of the southern half of the land is accomplished (ch. 10), Yabin, king of Hazor, gathers a number of other cities under his banner and leads an army against Joshua (Josh –5).

  Jabin, Canaanite King The name Jabin was based on the Hebrew language, which means “wise” or “discerner”. It is a Biblical name, which refers to the King of the land of Hazor, as mentioned in the Book of Joshua The destruction, Yadin wrote in Hazor: The Rediscovery of a Great Citadel of the Bible (), "is doubtless to be ascribed to the Israelite tribes, as related in the Book of Joshua." Critics argue that the biblical account is a mythic saga written centuries after the events it describes. Hazor’s fiery destruction took place in the days of Joshua. It’s the only city he burned to the ground. Archaeologists have found over 36 inches of charcoal and ash that confirm the biblical narrative. The Book of Joshua tells us that Jabin was a powerful Canaanite king who led an alliance of nations against Joshua unsuccessfully. Related Websites. Tel Hazor Excavation Project (Official site for Hazor excavations) Contains information for those interested in joining the dig. History of the site, excavation reports from previous seasons, and pictures are also included.. Archaeology in Israel: Hatzor (Jewish Virtual Library) Highlights Hazor’s history during the periods of the Canaanite city and the Israelite city.

Hazor near Lake Merom. This is the most well-known city of Hazor. It is near Lake Merom, where it was strategically located on ancient trade routes from the north, east and was controlled by both the Canaanites and Israelites, and was a major military objective of various ancient kings from as far away as is now the largest archaeological site in Israel. HAZOR (Heb. חָצוֹר), a large Canaanite and Israelite city in Upper Galilee. It is identified with Tell al-Qidāḥ (also called Tell Waqqāṣ), 8¾ mi. (14 km.) north of the Sea of Galilee and 5 mi. (8 km.) southwest of Lake. * city was strategically located in ancient times and dominates the main branches of the Via Maris ("Way of the Sea") leading from Egypt to. HAZOR. ha'-zor (chatsor; Nasor; Codex Sinaiticus, Asor, 1 Macc ): (1) The royal city of Jabin (Joshua ), which, before the Israelite conquest, seems to have been the seat of a wide authority (Joshua ).It was taken by Joshua, who exterminated the inhabitants, and it was the only city in that region which he destroyed by fire (). Moreover, Hazor, if indeed destroyed by incoming Israelites, would be an exception. Ben-Tor’s retelling of Hazor’s story throughout is clear and lively, well balanced between fact and interpretation and copiously illustrated, mostly in color. It is a genuinely “popular” book .