|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
haz'-a-zan-ta'-mar (chatsatson tamar; the King James Version Hazezon Tamar): "Hazazon of the palm trees," mentioned (Genesis 14:7) as a place of the Amorites, conquered, together with En-mishpat and the country of the Amalekites, by Chedorlaomer; in 2 Chronicles 20:2 it is identified with EN-GEDI (which see); and if so, it must have been its older name. If this identification be accepted, then Hazazon may survive in the name Wady Husasah, Northwest of `Ain Jidy. Another suggestion, which certainly meets the needs of the narrative better, is that Hazazon-tamar is the Thamara of Eusebius, Onomasticon (85 3; 210 86), the Thamaro, of Ptol. xvi0.3. The ruin Kurnub, 20 miles West-Southwest of the South end of the Dead Sea-on the road from Hebron to Elath-is supposed to mark this site.
E. W. G. Masterman
Hazazon-tamar (2 Occurrences)
Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat ( the same is Kadesh ), and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. (ASV BBE DBY JPS NAS)
2 Chronicles 20:2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea from Syria; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar ( the same is En-gedi ). (ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS NAS)