Geographic Border Locations:
The name means "cave-land" or "hollow land". It was one of the divisions of Bashan, located south of Damascus and east of the Sea of Galilee. Later it was called Auranitis. It is now an area of southern Syria whose inhabitants are still referred to as "Hauranis".
15 This shall be the border of the land: On the north side, from the great sea, by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of Zedad;
16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer Hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.
17 The border from the sea, shall be Hazar Enon at the border of Damascus; and on the north northward is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.
18 The east side, between Hauran and Damascus and Gilead, and the land of Israel, shall be the Jordan; from the north border to the east sea you shall measure. This is the east side.
19 The south side southward shall be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth Kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the great sea. This is the south side southward.
20 The west side shall be the great sea, from the south border as far as over against the entrance of Hamath. This is the west side.
21 So you shall divide this land to you according to the tribes of Israel.
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