HAURAN (; in cuneiform inscriptions, "Ḥaurina"; LXX. Αὑρανίτις; Arabic, "Ḥauran" (:
A region east of the Jordan and north of Gilead, reaching east to the desert. It is mentioned in Ezek. xlvii. 16, 18, in connection with the eastern border of the land of Israel, as the land between Damascus and Gilead. The homonymous mountain Hauran ( and ) is mentioned in the Mishnah (R. H. ii. 4) as one of the stations upon which fire-signals were given in order to announce the new-moon and festival days to the Jewish inhabitants of Babylonia. See Palestine.
- Schrader, K. B. ii. 216;
- Hastings, Dict. Bible, ii. 310;
- Neubauer, G. T. p. 42;
- Schürer, Gesch. Index;
- Rindfleisch. in Z. D. P. V. xxi. 1;
- Post, in Pal. Explor. Fund Quarterly Statement, xix. 175, xxi. 171.