[many Hor'onite] (Heb. with the art. ha-Clhoroni', הִחֹרֹנַי; Sept. οΑ῾᾿ρωνί, Οὐρανίτης, Vulg. Horonites), the designation of Sanballat (q.v.), who was one of the principal opponents of Nehemiah's works of restoration (Ne 2:10,19; Ne 13:28). It is derived by Gesenius (Thes. p. 459) from Horonaim, the Moabitish town, but by Furst (Handw.) from Horon, i.e. Bethhoron. The latter supposition agrees with the local relations of Sanballat towards the Samaritans, but the 'former suits better his heathenish affinities, as well as the simple form of the primitive.