Ancient Prophecies Fulfilled
'enclosed'; 'fortified'. Hazor was a
stronghold of the Canaanites in the mountains north of Lake Merom:.Joshua
11:1-5. Jabin the king with
his allied tribes here encountered Joshua
in a great battle.
Joshua gained a significant
victory, which virtually completed his conquest of Canaan:.Joshua
11:10-13. This city was, however, afterwards rebuilt by the Canaanites
and was ruled by a king with the same hereditary name of Jabin. His army,
under a noted leader of the name of Sisera, swept down upon the south,
aiming at the complete subjugation of the country. This powerful army was
met by the Israelites under Barak, who went forth by the advice of the
prophetess Deborah. The result was one of the most remarkable victories
recorded in the Old Testament.
The city of Hazor was taken
and occupied by the Israelites. It was fortified by Solomon
to defend the entrance into the kingdom from Syria
and Assyria. When Tiglath-pileser,
the Assyrian king, invaded the land, this was one of the first cities he
captured, carrying its inhabitants captive into Assyria:.2Kings
15:29. It has been identified with Khurbet Harrah, 2½ miles
southeast of Kedesh.