Ha'mor (Heb. Chamor', חֲמוֹר, a he-ass; Sept. Ε᾿μμώρ, N.T. Εμμόρ), a Hivite, from whom (or his sons) Jacob purchased the plot of ground in which Joseph was afterwards buried (Ge 33:19; Jos 24:32; Ac 7:15; in which last passage the name is Anglicized E.M-OR), and whose son Shechem seduced Dinah (Ge 34:2). B.C. cir. 1905. As the latter appears to have founded the city of Shechem (q.v.), Hamor is also named as the representative of its inhabitants (Jg 9:28) in the time of Abimelech (q.v.). His character and influence are indicated by his title ("prince" of the Hivite tribe in that vicinity), and his judicious behavior in the case of his son; but neither of these saved him from the indiscriminate massacre by Dinah's brothers. SEE JACOB.

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