HOLON (Heb. 1) (חֹלוֹן ,חֹלֹן) A priestly town in the Judean mountains (Josh. 15:51; 21:15; I Chron. 6:43-Hilen). Although some scholars identify it with Khirbat ʿAlīn, west of the Arab village of Beit Ummar (S.W. of Kefar Eẓyon), in Joshua 15:51 it is specifically located in the southern district of the Judean hill country.
(2) A locality in the high plain of *Moab, apparently 12 km. N.E. of Dibon, identified with ʿAliyūn (Jer. 48:21).
Abel, Geog, 2 (1938), 349; EM; W.F. Albright, in: BASOR, 18 (1925), 9; idem, in: L. Ginsberg Jubilee Volume (1945).
[Abraham J. Brawer]
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