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HOR (hôr, Heb. hōr, mountain)

A conspicuous mountain, probably a day’s march north or NE of Kadesh Barnea, where Aaron died and was buried (Num.20.22-Num.20.29; Num.33.37-Num.33.41; Deut.32.50); perhaps Jebel Maderah, a prominent, steep-sided, white chalk hill. Israel marched south from here toward the Red Sea (Num.21.4), making possible the earlier identification with Jebel Neby Harun, SE of Kadesh Barnea, though this site is well within the borders of Edom in Mount Seir, a kingdom with which Israel had not yet made contact.A mountain on the northern border of the land given to the Israelites, between the Great Sea (Mediterranean) and the entrance of Hamath (Num.34.7-Num.34.8). It has been variously identified, with no certainty as yet possible.