Hauran

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Hauran : cave-land, mentioned only in Ezekiel 47:16,18. It was one of the ancient divisions of Bashan (which see), and lay on the south-east of Gaulanitis or the Jaulan, and on the south of Lejah, extending from the Arnon to the Hieromax. It was the most fertile region in Syria, and to this day abounds in the ruins of towns, many of which have stone doors and massive walls. It retains its ancient name. It was known by the Greeks and Romans as "Auranitis."

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