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GREEK: 1697 Emmwr Emmor
HEBREW: 2544 rwmx Chamowr
NAVE: Hamor
EBD: Hamor
Hammurabi, Code Of | Hamon | Hamon-Gog | Hamonah | Hamongog | Hamor | Hamoth | Hamran | Hamstring | Hamuel | Hamul


In Bible versions:

the father of Shechem.
father of Shechem whose people Simeon and Levi destroyed

an ass; clay; dirt


Strongs #1697: Emmwr Emmor

Emmor = "an ass"

1) the father of Sychem, Ac 7:16

1697 Emmor em-mor'

of Hebrew origin (2544); Emmor (i.e. Chamor), a Canaanite:-Emmor.
see HEBREW for 02544


Strongs #02544: rwmx Chamowr

Hamor = "he-ass"

1) the Hivite prince of the city of Shechem when Jacob entered Palestine

2544 Chamowr kham-ore'

the same as 2543; donkey; Chamor, a Canaanite:-Hamor.
see HEBREW for 02543

Hamor [EBD]

he-ass, a Hivite from whom Jacob purchased the plot of ground in which Joseph was afterwards buried (Gen. 33:19). He is called "Emmor" in Acts 7:16. His son Shechem founded the city of that name which Simeon and Levi destroyed because of his crime in the matter of Dinah, Jacob's daughter (Gen. 34:20). Hamor and Shechem were also slain (ver. 26).

Hamor [NAVE]

HAMOR, father of Shechem. Jacob buys ground from, Gen. 33:19; Josh. 24:32; Judg. 9:28.
Murdered by the sons of Jacob, Gen. 34:26; 49:6.
Called Emmor, Acts 7:16.


(an ass), a Hivite who at the time of the entrance of Jacob on Palestine was prince of the land and city of Shechem. (Genesis 33:19; 34:2,4,6,8,13,18,20,24,26) (B.C. 1737.) [DINAH]


HAMOR - ha'-mor (chamor, "an ass"; Emmor): Hamor was the father of Shechem from whom Jacob bought a piece of ground on his return from Paddan-aram for one hundred pieces of silver (Gen 33:19), and the burial place of Joseph when his body was removed from Egypt to Canaan (Josh 24:32). "The men of Hamor" were inhabitants of Shechem, and suffered a great loss under Abimelech, a prince over Israel (Jdg 9:22-49). Dinah, Jacob's daughter, was criminally treated by Hamor, who requested her to be given to him in marriage, in which plan he had the cooperation of his father, Shechem. The sons of Jacob rejected their proposition and laid a scheme by which the inhabitants of the city were circumcised, and in the hour of helplessness slew all the males, thus wreaking special vengeance upon Hamor and his father Shechem. It is mere conjecture to claim that Hamor and Dinah were personifications of early central Palestinian clans in sharp antagonism, and that the course of Simeon and Levi was really the treachery of primitive tribes. Because the word Hamor means "an ass" and Shechem "a shoulder," there is no reason for rejecting the terms as designations of individuals and considering the titles as mere tribal appellations.

Byron H. Dement

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