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Endor

also known as: En-Dor

Meaning: fountain of Dor; i.e., “of the age”

Endor is one of the Canaanite cities that the Israelites failed to conquer during the Conquest. It was in the territory of the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 17:11) near the scene of the great victory which was gained by Deborah and Barak over Sisera and Jabin (compare Psalms 83:9-10)

To Endor, King Saul resorted to consult one reputed to be a witch on the eve of his last engagement with the Philistines (1 Samuel 28:7).

It is identified with the modern village of Endur on the northern slope of Little Hermon, about 7 miles from Jezreel.

Site of ancient Endor at modern Endur, note Ein Dor to the east—satellite view

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