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HAZARMAVETH (hā'zar-mā'vĕth, village of death). Listed in the “Table of Nations” (Gen.10.26; 1Chr.1.20), he was apparently a son of Joktan, but probably represented the people or the district of modern Hadramut.

HAZARMAVETH hā’ zər mā’ vĭth (חֲצַרְמָ֖וֶת). The name of a son of Joktan and his descendants who settled in S Arabia in the Wadi Hadhramaut (Gen 10:26; 1 Chron 1:20). The modern Hadramaut is a fruitful valley running parallel to the Arabian sea coast for about 200 m. In the days of its greatest glory (5th cent. b.c. and 1st and 2nd cent. a.d.) it was the home of a great civilization, with its capital at Shabwa.


R. A. B. Hamilton, “Six Weeks in Shabwa,” Geographical Journal (1942), 107-123; G. C. Thompson, The Tombs and Moon Temple of Hureidha (1944); W. L. Brown and A. F. L. Beeston, “Sculptures and Inscriptions from Shabwa,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1954), 43-62.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

ad’-ar; e’-nan; gad’-a; hat’-i-kon; ma’-veth; shoo’-al; su’-sa; su’-sim.

See Hazar.