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HAZAR-SUSAH:

City in the extreme south of Judah, allotted to Simeon (Josh. xix. 5). In the parallel passage I Chron. iv. 31, the reading is "Hazarsusim," where the Greek translators have 'Hμισυσεωσιμ, which would presuppose the Hebrew reading "Ḥaẓisusim." In Joshua it is mentioned between Bethmarcaboth and Beth-lebaoth; in Chronicles between Beth-marcaboth and Beth-birei. Whether read "Hazar-susah" (village of the horse) or "Hazarsusim" (village of horses), its connection with Bethmarcaboth ("house of chariots") suggests that it was a station used for military purposes (comp. I Kings x. 28, 29).

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