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Mount Seir (Hebrew: הַר-שֵׂעִיר‎; Har Se'ir) formed the south-east border of Edom and Judah, it may also echo the older historical border of Egypt and Canaan.[1] It was the mountainous region allotted to the descendants of Esau, the Edomites. Mount Seir is specifically noted as the place that Esau made his home (Genesis 36:8; Joshua 24:4). It was named for Seir, the Horite, whose sons inhabited the land (Genesis 36:20). The children of Esau battled against the Horites and destroyed them (Deuteronomy 2:12).

Mount Seir is also given as the location where the remnants "of the Amalekites that had escaped" were annihilated by five hundred Simeonites (I Chronicles 4:42-43).

Mount Seir is also referenced in Ezekiel 35:10 ("A Prophecy Against Edom")


  1. GoogleBooksNationalism and Ethnosymbolism: History, Culture and Ethnicity in the ...By Steven Elliott Grosby

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