Gur

GUR BAAL (gûr'bā'āl, sojourn of Baal). A small colony town of Arabs, against whom Uzziah of Judah was given divine aid (2Chr.26.7), perhaps in the desert south of Beersheba.


GUR gûr, THE ASCENT OF (גּוּר; LXX Γαι). An incline near Ibleam where Ahaziah was mortally wounded by Jehu’s men as he fled from the threat of assassination after the death of Joram (2 Kings 9:27). The LXX reading suggests that it should be tr. “valley” and not as a place name. W. F. Albright, however, has affirmed its identification with a Canaanite city, Gurar, which is mentioned in a 15th cent. tablet discovered at Taanach.

Bibliography

W. F. Albright, “A Prince of Taanach in the Fifteenth Cent. B.C.”; BASOR, XCIV (1944), 21.