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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    enclosed; fortified. (1.) A stronghold of the Canaanites in the
    mountains north of Lake Merom (Josh. 11:1-5). Jabin the king
    with his allied tribes here encountered Joshua in a great
    battle. Joshua gained a signal victory, which virtually
    completed his conquest of Canaan (11:10-13). This city was,
    however, afterwards rebuilt by the Canaanites, and was ruled by
    a king with the same hereditary name of Jabin. His army, under a
    noted leader of the name of Sisera, swept down upon the south,
    aiming at the complete subjugation of the country. This powerful
    army was met by the Israelites under Barak, who went forth by
    the advice of the prophetess Deborah. The result was one of the
    most remarkable victories for Israel recorded in the Old
    Testament (Josh. 19:36; Judg. 4:2; 1 Sam. 12:9). The city of
    Hazor was taken and occupied by the Israelites. It was fortified
    by Solomon to defend the entrance into the kingdom from Syria
    and Assyria. When Tiglath-pileser, the Assyrian king, invaded
    the land, this was one of the first cities he captured, carrying
    its inhabitants captive into Assyria (2 Kings 15:29). It has
    been identified with Khurbet Harrah, 2 1/2 miles south-east of
      (2.) A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:23). The name here
    should probably be connected with the word following, Ithnan,
    HAZOR-ITHNAN instead of "Hazor and Ithnan."
      (3.) A district in Arabia (Jer. 49:28-33), supposed by some to
    be Jetor, i.e., Ituraea.
      (4.) "Kerioth and Hezron" (Josh. 15: 25) should be
    "Kerioth-hezron" (as in the R.V.), the two names being joined
    together as the name of one place (e.g., like Kirjath-jearim),
    "the same is Hazor" (R.V.). This place has been identified with
    el-Kuryetein, and has been supposed to be the home of Judas
    Iscariot. (See KERIOTH.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Hazor, court; hay