Ha'zar-e'nan (Heb. Chatsar'-Eynan', חֲעִר עֵינָן, village of fountains, also [in Eze 47:17] HA'ZARE'NON, Chatsar'-Eynon', חֲצִר עֵינוֹן id.; Sept. Α᾿σερναϊvν or ἡ αὐλή τοῦ Αἰναν), a place on the boundary of Palestine, apparently at the north-eastern corner, between Ziphron and Shepham (Nu 34:9-10), not far from the district of Hamath, in Damascene Syria (Eze 47:17; Eze 48:1). Schwarz (Palestine, p. 20, note) thinks it identical with the village DeirHanon, in the valley of the Fijeh or Amana, near Damascus; but there is no probability that this was included within the limits of Canaan. "Porter would identify Hazar-enan with Kuryetein='the two cities,' a village more than sixty miles east-north- east of Damascus, the chief ground for the identification apparently being the presence at Kuryetein of 'large fountains,' the only ones in that 'vast region,' a circumstance with which the name of Hazar-enan well agrees (Damascus, 1, 252; 2, 358). The great distance from Damascus and the body of Palestine is the main impediment to the reception of this identification" (Smith). We must therefore seek for Hazar-enan somewhere in the well-watered tract at the northwestern foot of Mount Hermon, perhaps the present Hasbeya, near which are four springs (Ain Kunieb, A. Tinta, A. Ata, and A. Hersha). SEE HASPETA.

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