|heth'-lon (a fearful dwelling, hiding-place)
RELATED: Hamath, Palestine
Easton's Bible Dictionary
wrapped up, A place on the north border of Palestine.
The "way of Hethlon" ( Ezekiel
47:15 ; 48:1
) is probably the pass at the end of Lebanon from the Mediterranean to the great
plain of Hamath (q.v.), or the "entrance of Hamath."
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
a fearful dwelling
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(hiding-place) The name of a place on the northern border
of Palestine. ( Ezekiel
47:15 ; 48:1
) In all probability the "way of Hethlon" is the pass at the northern end of Lebanon,
and is thus identical with "the entrance of Hamath" in ( Numbers
34:8 ) etc.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
heth'-lon (chethlon; Peshitta chethron):
Name of a place associated with Zedad on the ideal northern boundary of Israel,
as given in Ezekiel
47:15 and 48:1,
but not named in Numbers
34:8, while the Septuagint evidently translated the text it had. In accordance
with the opinion they hold as to the boundary line of Northern Israel, van Kasteren
and Buhl seek to identify Hethlon with 'Adlun on the river Qasmiyeh. Much more
in harmony with the line of the other border towns given is its identification
with Heitala to the Northeast of Tripoli. The "way of Hethlon" would then coincide
with the Eleutherus valley, between Homs and the Mediterranean, through which
the railway now runs, and to this identification the Septuagint seems to give
testimony, indicating some path of "descent" from the Biqa'a.
W. M. Christie
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