Hormah (Hor´muh; Heb., “destruction” or “accursed”)

A city in the region of Judea close to the border with Edom. In their first attempt to take the city the Israelites were defeated by the Canaanites and Amalek (Num 14:45; Deut 1:44). It was later subdued by Joshua in the conquest and was initially allotted to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:30). Later it was considered the land of the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:4; 1Chr 4:30; Josh 12:14). It was a center of Davidic sympathizers and thus received some of the spoils of David’s activity (1Sam 30:30).

Num 14:45

45Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down and defeated them, pursuing them as far as Hormah.

Deut 1:44

44The Amorites who lived in that hill country then came out against you and chased you as bees do. They beat you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Josh 15:30

30Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,

Josh 19:4

4Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,

1Chr 4:30

30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,

Josh 12:14

14the king of Hormah

the king of Arad

1Sam 30:30

30in Hormah, in Bor-ashan, in Athach,

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