Hormah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Hormah

devoted or consecrated to God; utter destruction

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hormah

(a place laid waste), or ZEPHATH, (Judges 1:17) was the chief town of a king of a Canaanitish tribe on the south of Palestine, which was reduced by Joshua, and became a city of the territory of Judah, (Joshua 15:30; 1 Samuel 30:30) but apparently belonged to Simeon. (1 Chronicles 4:30)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Hormah

Destruction, Numbers 21:1-3; also called Zephath; a city in the extreme south of Canaan, near which the rebellious Hebrews were defeated, in the second year after leaving Egypt, Numbers 14:45; it was afterwards laid waste, Jude 1:16,17. The Simeonites repeopled it, Joshua 19:4, and David sent them some of his spoils taken from the Amalekites, 1 Samuel 30:30.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Banning; i.e., placing under a "ban," or devoting to utter destruction. After the manifestation of God's anger against the Israelites, on account of their rebellion and their murmurings when the spies returned to the camp at Kadesh, in the wilderness of Paran, with an evil report of the land, they quickly repented of their conduct, and presumed to go up "to the head of the mountain," seeking to enter the Promised Land, but without the presence of the Lord, without the ark of the convenant, and without Moses. The Amalekites and the Canaanites came down and "smote and discomfited them even unto Hormah" (Numbers 14:45). This place, or perhaps the watch-tower commanding it, was originally called Zephath (Judges 1:17), the modern Sebaiteh. Afterwards (Numbers 21:1-3) Arad, the king of the Canaanites, at the close of the wanderings, when the Israelites were a second time encamped at Kadesh, "fought against them, and took some of them prisoners." But Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord utterly to destroy the cities of the Canaanites; they "banned" them, and hence the place was now called Hormah. But this "ban" was not fully executed till the time of Joshua, who finally conquered the king of this district, so that the ancient name Zephath became "Hormah" (Joshua 12:14; Judges 1:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HORMAH

hor'-ma (chormah): A city first mentioned in connection with the defeat of the Israelites by the Amalekites and the Canaanites, when, after the ten spies who brought an evil report of the land had died of plague, the people persisted, against the will of Moses, in going "up unto the place which Yahweh hath promised" (Numbers 14:45 Deuteronomy 1:44). after the injury done them by the king of Arad, Israel took the city, utterly destroyed it, and called it Hormah, i,e. "accursed" (Numbers 21:3). To this event probably the reference is in Judges 1:17; where Judah and Simeon are credited with the work. In Joshua 12:14 it is named between Geder and Arad; in Joshua 15:30 between Chesil and Ziklag, among the uttermost cities toward the border of Edom in the South; and in Joshua 19:4 between Bethul and Ziklag (compare 1 Chronicles 4:30). To it David sent a share of the spoil taken from the Amalekites who had raided Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:30). The city must have lain not far from Kadesh, probably to the Northeast. No name resembling Hormah has been recovered in that district. The ancient name was Zephath (Judges 1:17). It is not unlikely that in popular use this name outlived Hormah: and in some form it may survive to this day. In that case it may be represented by the modern ec-Cabaita between el-Khalaca in the North and `Ain Qadis in the South, about 23 miles from the latter. If we may identify Ziklag with `Asluj, about 14 miles North of ec-Cabaita, the probability is heightened. Robinson (BR, III, 150) compares the name Zephath with that of Naqb ec-Cafa, to the North of Wady el-Fiqrah; but this appears to be too far-about 40 miles-from Kadesh.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
2767. Chormah -- "asylum," a place in Simeon
... 2766, 2767. Chormah. 2768 . "asylum," a place in Simeon. Transliteration: Chormah
Phonetic Spelling: (khor-maw') Short Definition: Hormah. ... Hormah. ...
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Library

From Kadesh to the Death of Moses.
... (2) The defeat of the King of South Canaan and the laying waste of his country
to Hormah where they had been routed nearly forty years ago. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter vii from kadesh to.htm

Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
... 750]. That the Lord approved of Israel making a vow at Hormah, appeared from
the fact that He granted to them the object of it.[751]. ...
/.../the ordinance of covenanting/chapter xii covenanting performed in.htm

A Nation's Struggle for a Home and Freedom.
... The other towns ultimately captured by the southern tribes were Hebron, with its
copious water supply, Debir to the southwest, and Arad and Hormah which lay on ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xii a nations struggle.htm

Nature of Covenanting.
... Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will
utterly destroy their cities."[24] In this manner at Hormah, they testified ...
/.../cunningham/the ordinance of covenanting/chapter i nature of covenanting.htm

The Israelites
... The Israelitish forces were disastrously defeated at Zephath, the Hormah of later
days, and the invasion of the Promised Land was postponed. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter i the israelites.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... northwards, they came into collision with the advance posts of the Amorite population,
and suffered a severe defeat under the walls of Hormah.*** The check ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Hormah (9 Occurrences)
... The Amalekites and the Canaanites came down and "smote and discomfited them even
unto Hormah" (Numbers 14:45). ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HORMAH. ...
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Zephath (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Beacon; watch-tower, a Canaanite town; called also Hormah
(qv), Judges 1:17. ... ZEPHATH. ze'-fath. See HORMAH. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Overcame (84 Occurrences)
... 14:45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites who were living in the
hill-country, and overcame them completely, driving them back as far as Hormah. ...
/o/overcame.htm - 32k

Elto'lad (2 Occurrences)
... Elto'lad (2 Occurrences). Joshua 15:30 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah; (See
RSV). Joshua 19:4 and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah; (See RSV). ...
/e/elto'lad.htm - 6k

Eltolad (2 Occurrences)
... Joshua 15:30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV).
Joshua 19:4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). ...
/e/eltolad.htm - 7k

Chesil (1 Occurrence)
... CHESIL. ke'-sil, kes'-il (kecil; A, Chaseir): A town in the extreme South of
Judah named with Eltolad, Hormah and Ziklag (Joshua 15:30). ...
/c/chesil.htm - 7k

Arad (5 Occurrences)
... Arad. It was situated near the frontier of Judah and Simeon, being grouped
with Debir, Hormah, Makkedah, etc. (Joshua 12:14). Arad ...
/a/arad.htm - 10k

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)
... 17:8-13; Comp. Deuteronomy 25:17; 1 Samuel 15:2). They afterwards attacked
the Israelites at Hormah (Numbers 14:45). We read of ...
/a/amalekite.htm - 16k

Defeated (88 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Numbers 14:45 Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who lived
in that mountain, and struck them and beat them down, even to Hormah. ...
/d/defeated.htm - 32k

Attacked (93 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Numbers 14:45 Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who lived in
that mountain, and struck them and beat them down, even to Hormah. (See NIV). ...
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Concordance
Hormah (9 Occurrences)

Numbers 14:45
Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who lived in that mountain, and struck them and beat them down, even to Hormah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:3
Yahweh listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 1:44
The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:14
the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:30
Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:4
Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 1:17
Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. The name of the city was called Hormah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 30:30
and to those who were in Hormah, and to those who were in Borashan, and to those who were in Athach,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:30
and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Hormah

Hormah: A City Southwest of the Dead Sea

Hormah: Allotted to the Tribe of Simeon

Hormah: Captured by the Tribes of Judah and Simeon

Hormah: Within the Territory Allotted to Judah

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Atharim (1 Occurrence)

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Hill (217 Occurrences)

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