A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh.15.51; Josh.21.15) assigned to the Levites (called Hilen in 1Chr.6.58); Khirbet Alin.A town probably in the Plain of Moab near Medeba (Jer.48.21). The site is unknown.
HOLON hō’ lŏn
). 1. A town assigned to the Levites in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:51
). In the parallel passage, 1 Chronicles 6:58
, it is called Hilen
. The site may be Khirbet ’Alin, NW of Hebron.
2. A city in the plain of Moab, near Heshbon (Jer 48:21). Its site is unknown.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(cholon or chowlon):
(1) One of the towns in the hill country of Judah (Jos 15:51) assigned to the Levites 21:15). In 1Ch 6:58 (Hebrew 43), it is HILEN (which see). The site may be the important ruins of Beit`Alam (see PEF, III, 313, 321, Sh XXI).
(2) Probably once an important town in the "plain," i.e. plateau, of Moab (Jer 48:21); the site is unknown.