Lasharon (2)

Lasharon Concerning this place Keil remarks (Commentary, Jos 12:18), "Knobel supposes it to be the place called Saruneh, to the west of the lake of Tiberias, and conjectures that the name has been contracted from Lassaron by the aphaeresis of the liquid. This is quite possible, if only we could look for Lasharon so far to the north. Bachiene and Rosenmuller imagine it to be the village of Sharon, in the celebrated plain of that name, between Lydda and Arsof." Nevertheless, Conder (Tent Work, 2:338) and Trelawney Saunders (Map of the O.T.) adopt the above position at- Sarona, which is laid down on the Ordnance Map at six miles west of the south end of the sea of Galilee, and described in the accompanying Memoirs (1:414, quoting from Guerin) thus, "The houses are rudely built on two hillocks, which lie round a valley watered by a spring, which is contained in a sort of square chamber, the roof of which is formed of large slabs, and which is preceded by a large vaulted chamber in very regular cut stones, the whole of ancient appearance." Eusebius and Jerome state (Onomast. s.v. Sarona) that the region between Tabor and the lake of Tiberias was called Sharon in their time.

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