Bible Cities: En Dor
Ancient En Dor
En Dor in Easton's Bible Dictionary
fountain of Dor; i.e., "of the age", a place in the territory
Issachar (Josh. 17:11) near the scene of the great
was gained by Deborah and Barak over Sisera and Jabin
83:9, 10). To Endor, Saul resorted to consult one
reputed to be
a witch on the eve of his last engagement with the
(1 Sam. 28:7). It is identified with the modern
Endur, "a dirty hamlet of some twenty houses, or
most of them falling to ruin," on the northern slope
Hermon, about 7 miles from Jezreel.
En Dor in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("the spring of Dor".) In Issachar, yet Manasseh's possession.
Here it was that Sisera and Jabin perished (Psalm 83:9-10).
Endor is not mentioned in Judges 4 as the scene of the
Canaanites' overthrow; but Taanach and Megiddo are mentioned
with Endor in Joshua 17:11, and in Judges 4 they are
represented as the scene of the battle with Sisera's host.
Endor being near would naturally be the scene of many
"perishing"; an undesigned coincidence between the psalm and
the independent history, and so confirming both.
The good omen associated with the place may have lured
Saul to his fatal visit to the witch (1 Samuel 28:7). Endur is
still a village on the slope of a mountain to the N. of jebel
Duhy, "the little Hermon." Caves abound there, in one of which
probably the incantation took place; eight miles, over rugged
ground, from the Gilboa heights; so that Saul must have passed
the Philistine camp on his way from his own army to the witch,
and the way the unhappy king crept round in the darkness may
be traced step by step.
En Dor in Hitchcock's Bible Names
En Dor in Naves Topical Bible
A city of the tribe of Manasseh
-The witch of, consulted by Saul
-Deborah triumphs at, over Sisera
Jud 4; Ps 83:10
En Dor in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(fountain of Dor), a place in the territory of Issachar, and
yet possessed by Manasseh. Jos 17:11 Endor was the scene of
the great victory over Sisera and Jabin. It was here that the
witch dwelt whom Saul consulted. 1Sa 28:7 it was known to
Eusebius, who describes it was a large village four miles
south of Tabor. Here to the north of Jebel Duhy the name still
lingers. The distance from the slopes of Gilboa to Endor is
seven or eight miles, over difficult ground.
En Dor in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
en'-dor `en dor, Josh 17:11; `en dor, 1 Sam 28:7; `en do'r, Ps
83:10; Codex Alexandrinus, Nendor; Codex Vaticanus, Aeldor): A
town in the lot of Issachar assigned to Manasseh (Josh 17:11).
Here dwelt the woman who had a familiar spirit, whom Saul
consulted on the night before the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam
28:7). Here also, according to Ps 83:10, perished fugitives of
Sisera's army, after their defeat at the Kishon. The place was
therefore not far from the Kishon and Tabor. It is generally
identified with the modern Endur, a small village on the
northern slope of Jebel ed-Duchy, with several ancient caves.
It is not far from Nain and Shunem, and looks across the
valley along which the broken ranks of Sisera may have
attempted to make their way eastward to the open uplands, and
thence to their native North. Coming hither from Gilboa,
eluding the Philistine outposts under cover of the darkness,
Saul would cross the Vale of Jezreel, and pass round the
eastern base of the mountain, the Philistines being on the
En Dor Scripture - 1 Samuel 28:7
Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a
familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And
his servants said to him, Behold, [there is] a woman that hath
a familiar spirit at Endor.
En Dor Scripture - Joshua 17:11
And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her
towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor
and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and
the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants
of Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries.
En Dor Scripture - Psalms 83:10
[Which] perished at Endor: they became [as] dung for the
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