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HEBREW: 2576 rad tmx Chammoth Do'r
NAVE: Hammoth-dor
EBD: Hammoth-dor
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Hammoth Dor

In Bible versions:

Hammoth Dor: NET NIV
Hammoth-Dor: AVS TEV
Hammoth-dor: NRSV NASB
a town of Naphtali given to the Gershonites
Google Maps: Hammoth-dor (33° 7´, 35° 9´)


Strongs #02576: rad tmx Chammoth Do'r

Hamath-Dor = "hot springs of Dor"

1) a Levitical city in Naphtali

2576 Chammoth Do'r kham-moth' dore

from the plural of 2535 and 1756; hot springs of Dor;
Chammath-Dor, a place in Palestine:-Hamath-Dor.
see HEBREW for 02535
see HEBREW for 01756

Hammoth-dor [EBD]

warm springs, a Levitical city of Naphtali (Josh. 21:32); probably Hammath in 19:35.

Hammoth-dor [NAVE]

A city of refuge of Naphtali, Josh. 21:32.
Possibly identical with Hammath, Josh. 19:35.
Called Hammon, 1 Chr. 6:76.


HAMMOTH-DOR - ham-oth-dor' (chammoth do'r; Emathdor, as also several corrupt forms): A fenced, Levitical city of Naphtali (Josh 19:35; 21:32); also named Hammen (1 Ch 6:61 Hebrew). Probably the hammatu of the Karnak lists, and the hamatam of WAI, II, 53; certainly the Emmaus of Josephus, Ant, XVIII, ii, 3; BJ, IV, i, 3; Hamata of `Erubhin v. 5; Meghillah 2b, and the modern el-Hammam, 1 1/2 miles South of Tiberias. The name signifies "hot springs," and these, 4 in number, still exist. They have a temperature of 144 degree F., are salt and bitter in taste and sulfurous in smell. Considered invaluable for rheumatism, they are crowded in June and July. This health-giving reputation is of ancient date. It is mentioned in Josephus, BJ, IV, i, 3; and a coin of Tiberias of the reign of Trajan depicts Hygeia sitting on a rock beside the springs, feeding the serpent of Aesculapius. Being used for pleasure also, they were permitted to the Jew on the Sabbath, whereas had they been used only medicinally, they would have been forbidden (Babylonian Talmud, Shab 109a; compare Mt 12:10).

W. M. Christie

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