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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

the son; an earthen pot

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the sun), (Judges 1:35) a city of Dan, in Mount Ephraim, near Ajalon; possibly identical with Mount Jearim (Ir-shemesh, city of the gun).

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) "Mount Heres" (Judges 1:35), Hebrews Har-heres, i.e., "sun-mountain;" probably identical with Irshemesh in Joshua 19:41.

(2.) Isaiah 19:18, marg. (see ON.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

he'-rez, he'-res:

(1) har-cherec, "Mount Heres" (Judges 1:34 f), a district from which the Amorites were not expelled; it is mentioned along with Aijalon and Shallbim. In Joshua 19:41 we have then two towns in association with Ir-shemesh and many authorities consider that as cherec = shemesh, i.e. the sun, and har, being perhaps a copyist's error for `ir, "city," we have in Judges 1:34 a reference to Beth-shemesh, the modern `Ain Shems. Conder thinks that Batn Harasheh, Northeast of Aijalon, a prominent hill, may be the place referred to. Budde thinks Har-heres may be identified with the Bit-Ninib (Ninib being the fierce morning sun) of the Tell el-Amarna Letters; this place was in the district of Jerusalem.

(2) ma`aleh he-charec, "the ascent of Heres" (Judges 8:13, the King James Version "before the sun was up"), the place from which Gideon returned to Succoth after his defeat of Zebah and Zalmunna. the Revised Version (British and American) is probably a great improvement on the King James Version, but both the text and the topography are uncertain.

(3) `ir ha-cherec, "City of Heres" EVm, "City of Destruction" (cherem) English Versions of the Bible, or "City of the sun" cherec) English Versions, margin. This is the name of one of the "five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of hosts" (Isaiah 19:18).


E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
2041. heres -- an overthrow, destruction
... 2040, 2041. heres. 2042 . an overthrow, destruction. Transliteration: heres
Phonetic Spelling: (heh'-res) Short Definition: destruction. ... heres. 2042 . ...
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2776. Cheres -- a mountain East of the Jordan, also dwelling place ...
... a mountain East of the Jordan, also dwelling place of the Amorites. Transliteration:
Cheres Phonetic Spelling: (kheh'-res) Short Definition: Heres. ... Heres. ...
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8556. Timnath Cherec -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... of the sun," a village in the hill country of Ephraim. Transliteration: Timnath
Cherec Phonetic Spelling: (tim-nath kheh'-res) Short Definition: Timnath-heres. ...
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7025. Qir Cheres -- "wall of earthenware," a fortified city in ...
... Word Origin from qir and cheres Definition "wall of earthenware," a fortified
city in Moab NASB Word Usage Kir-hareseth (3), Kir-heres (2). ...
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8556a. Timnath Cheres -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... Timnath Cheres. 8556b . "territory of the sun," a village in the hill country
of Ephraim. Transliteration: Timnath Cheres Short Definition: Timnath-heres. ...
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... Irenæus: Adv. Heres., iii.37. VI. Against Tatian, who says that the words,
"Let there be light," are to be taken as a prayer. If ...
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A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
... son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old.9.
And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a summary of israels faithlessness.htm

Whether all Ecclesiastical Prelates are in the State of Perfection ...
... priests. But to assert that priests nowise differ from bishops is reckoned
by Augustine among heretical doctrines (De Heres. liii ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether all ecclesiastical prelates are.htm

Chapter i.
... De ebrietate (ix.21"23). De sobrietate (ix.24). De confusione linguarum (xi.1"9).
De migratione Abrahami (xii.1"6). Quis rerum divinarum heres (xv.). ...
/.../an introduction to the old testament in greek additional notes/chapter i 3.htm

It Cannot Possibly be Proved from the Sacred Writings, that the ...
... I said that the word is not contained in the Scriptures; yet, because it had been
used by the orthodox, both by Epiphanius, (Heres.69,) and by some divines in ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/article xx it cannot possibly.htm

Alexandria and Rome - the Jewish Communities in the Capitals of ...
... of the prediction, [270] that five cities in the land of Egypt should speak the
language of Canaan, of which one was to be called Ir-ha-Heres, which the LXX. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter v alexandria and rome.htm

And ii.
... In Jeremiah 48:31, eg, "Therefore will I howl over Moab, and cry out over all Moab,
over the men of Kir-heres shall he groan," the "he" in the last clause ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/chap i and ii.htm

"Alas for Us, if Thou Wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth"
... under the power of divine grace and the exercise of a benevolent disposition affords
a ground of satisfaction that is not to be affected by heres and theres ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/alas for us if thou.htm

"The Sun of Righteousness"
... What speculations, what lo-heres and lo-theres have shone forth, have dazzled fools,
and have been quenched in night, since he left the chamber of his marriage ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the sun of righteousness.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... the vintage shout to cease. Wherefore my bowels sound like an harp for
Moab, and my inward parts for Kir-Heres. And it shall come ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Kir-heres (3 Occurrences)
Kir-heres. Kirheres, Kir-heres. Kir-he'res . Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia QIR-HARESETH; KIR-HERES. kur-har'-seth, -ha ...
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Timnath-heres (1 Occurrence)
Timnath-heres. Timnathheres, Timnath-heres. Tim'nath-he'res . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TIMNATH-HERES. ...
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Irha-heres. Irhaheres, Irha-heres. Ir-ha-heres . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
(see ON.). Irhaheres, Irha-heres. Ir-ha-heres . Reference Bible.
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Ir-ha-heres. Irha-heres, Ir-ha-heres. Ir-hammelah . Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia IR-HA-HERES. ir-ha-he'-rez (`ir haherec ...
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Heres (7 Occurrences)
... Sun. (1.) "Mount Heres" (Judges 1:35), Hebrews Har-heres, ie, "sun-mountain;" probably
identical with Irshemesh in Joshua 19:41. (2.) Isaiah 19:18, marg. ...HERES. ...
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Timnathheres (1 Occurrence)
... TIMNATH-HERES. ... "Serah" simply reverses the order of the letters in "Heres."
Scholars are divided in opinion as to which form is correct. ...
/t/timnathheres.htm - 7k

Kir-he'res (3 Occurrences)
Kir-he'res. Kir-heres, Kir-he'res. Kiriath . ... Isaiah 16:11 Wherefore my heart
moaneth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-heres. (See RSV). ...
/k/kir-he'res.htm - 7k

... IR-HA-HERES. ... 3. "Ir-ha-heres": It will be seen that it does not follow from what
has been said that Leontopolis was Ir-ha-h as some seem to think. ...
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Kirheres (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia QIR-HARESETH; KIR-HERES. kur-har'-seth,
-ha-re'-seth> (qir-charesh, Isaiah 16:7; in 2 Kings 3:25 ...
/k/kirheres.htm - 8k

On (40792 Occurrences)
... "of Heres;" Hebrews `Ir-ha-heres, which some MSS. ... On is possibly referred
to as `ir ha-herec, in Isaiah 19:18 (see IR-HA-HERES). ...
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Bible Concordance
Heres (7 Occurrences)

Judges 1:35 but the Amorites would dwell in Mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor.

Judges 2:9 They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath Heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash.

Judges 8:13 Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

Isaiah 16:11 Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres.

Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall there be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language of Canaan, and swearing by Jehovah of hosts: one shall be called, The city of Heres.

Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir Heres shall they mourn.

Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore my heart sounds for Moab like pipes, and my heart sounds like pipes for the men of Kir Heres: therefore the abundance that he has gotten is perished.



Heres: Mountain

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