Hamor (Hay´mor)

The Hivite ruler of Shechem (Gen 34:2) from whom Jacob bought a piece of land (Gen 33:19) where Joseph’s remains were later buried (Josh 24:32; Acts 7:16). Hamor died when his son Shechem raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, and her brothers attacked the city in revenge (Gen 34).

Gen 34:2

2When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the region, saw her, he seized her and lay with her by force.

Gen 33:19

19And from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, he bought for one hundred pieces of money the plot of land on which he had pitched his tent.

Josh 24:32

32The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the portion of ground that Jacob had bought from the children ... View more

Acts 7:16

16and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.

Gen 34

The Rape of Dinah
1Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the region.2When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, ... View more

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