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HEBREW: 4176 hrwm Mowreh or hrm Moreh
NAVE: Moreh
EBD: Moreh
Morality | Morashtite | Morasthite | Morasthite, The | Mordecai | Moreh | Moreh, Hill Of | Moreh, Oak Of | Moreh, the Hill of | Moresheth | Moresheth Gath


In Bible versions:

place of a notable oak tree near Shechem
a hill about 10 km south of Mt. Tabor (OS)

Google Maps: Moreh (1) (32° 12´, 35° 16´); Moreh (2) (32° 37´, 35° 21´)


Strongs #04176: hrwm Mowreh or hrm Moreh

Moreh = "teacher"

1) the oak tree at Shechem where Abram stopped when he first entered
Canaan; close to the mountains of Ebal and Gerizim
2) the hill in the valley of Jezreel at which the Midianites were
camped when Gideon attacked them

4176 Mowreh mo-reh'

or Moreh {mo-reh'}; the same as 4175; Moreh, a Canaanite;
also a hill (perhaps named from him):-Moreh.
see HEBREW for 04175

Moreh [EBD]

an archer, teacher; fruitful. (1.) A Canaanite probably who inhabited the district south of Shechem, between Mounts Ebal and Gerizim, and gave his name to the "plain" there (Gen. 12:6). Here at this "plain," or rather (R.V.) "oak," of Moreh, Abraham built his first altar in the land of Palestine; and here the Lord appeared unto him. He afterwards left this plain and moved southward, and pitched his tent between Bethel on the west and Hai on the east (Gen. 12:7, 8).

Moreh [NAVE]

1. A plain near Shechem and Gilgal, Gen. 12:6; Deut. 11:30.
2. A hill in the plain of Jezreel where the Midianites encamped, Judg. 7:1, 12.


  1. The plain or plains (or, as it should rather be rendered, the oak or oaks) of Moreh. The oak of Moreh was the first recorded halting-place of Abram after his entrance into the land of Canaan. (Genesis 12:6) It was at the "place of Shechem," ch. (Genesis 12:6) close to the mountains of Ebal and Gerizim. (11:30)
  2. The hill of Moreh, at the foot of which the Midianites and Amalekites were encamped before Gideon?s attack upon them. (Judges 7:1) It lay in the valley of Jezreel, rather on the north side of the valley, and north also of the eminence on which Gideon?s little band of heroes was clustered. These conditions are most accurately fulfilled if we assume Jebel ed-Duhy , the "Little Hermon" of the modern travellers, 1815 feet above the Mediterranean, to be Moreh, the Ain-Jalood to be the spring of Harod, and Gideon?s position to have been on the northeast slope of Jebel Fukua (Mount Gilboa), between the village of Nuris and the last-mentioned spring.

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