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Baal-hazor meaning

בעל חצור
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🔼The name Baal-hazor in the Bible

The name Baal-hazor occurs only one time in the Bible. It's the name of a village near Ephraim, where Absalom had sheepshearers (2 Samuel 13:23). Apparently the shearing went together with a lot of merry making, because Absalom invited all his brothers to join in the festivities. When his half-brother Amnon was drunk, Absalom had his servants kill him, on account of the rape of Absalom's sister Tamar.

🔼Etymology of the name Baal-hazor

The name Baal-hazor consists of two parts. The first part is the familiar word בעל (ba'al), Baal, meaning lord or master:

The second part of our name comes from the root group חצר:

🔼Baal-hazor meaning

For a meaning of the name Baal-hazor, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Lord Of A Village. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Having A Village, and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Possessor Of A Court.

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