Mi'zar (Heb. Mi tsar', מַצעָר, smallness, i.e., a little of anything, as in Ge 19:20, etc.; Sept. μικρός,Vulg. modicus, Auth. Vers. margin "little"), apparently the name of a summit on the eastern ridge of Lebanon or come contiguous chain, not far from which David lay after escaping from the rebellion of Absalom (Ps 42:7). Others (with the versions above) understand it merely as an appellation, "the small mountain;" but this is a more harsh construction, and mention is made in the context of the trans- Jordanic region of Hermon, not very far from which was Mahanaim, whither David retired (see Tholuck's Comment. ad oc.; who nevertheless renders "the little hill"). If any particular spot is intended, it must doubtless be sought in some eminence of the southern part of this general range, perhaps in the present Jebel Ajlun, which may have properly been so styled (i. q. "the little") in contrast with the greater elevation of Lebanon, Hermon, and Gilead.

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