|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) "Mount Heres" (Judges 1:35), Hebrews Har-heres, i.e., "sun-mountain;" probably identical with Irshemesh in Joshua 19:41.
(2.) Isaiah 19:18, marg. (see ON.)
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) har-cherec, "Mount Heres" (Judges 1:34 f), a district from which the Amorites were not expelled; it is mentioned along with Aijalon and Shallbim. In Joshua 19:41 we have then two towns in association with Ir-shemesh and many authorities consider that as cherec = shemesh, i.e. the sun, and har, being perhaps a copyist's error for `ir, "city," we have in Judges 1:34 a reference to Beth-shemesh, the modern `Ain Shems. Conder thinks that Batn Harasheh, Northeast of Aijalon, a prominent hill, may be the place referred to. Budde thinks Har-heres may be identified with the Bit-Ninib (Ninib being the fierce morning sun) of the Tell el-Amarna Letters; this place was in the district of Jerusalem.
(2) ma`aleh he-charec, "the ascent of Heres" (Judges 8:13, the King James Version "before the sun was up"), the place from which Gideon returned to Succoth after his defeat of Zebah and Zalmunna. the Revised Version (British and American) is probably a great improvement on the King James Version, but both the text and the topography are uncertain.
(3) `ir ha-cherec, "City of Heres" EVm, "City of Destruction" (cherem) English Versions of the Bible, or "City of the sun" cherec) English Versions, margin. This is the name of one of the "five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of hosts" (Isaiah 19:18).
E. W. G. Masterman
Heres (7 Occurrences)
Judges 1:35 but the Amorites would dwell in Mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 2:9 They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath Heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 8:13 Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 16:11 Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY)
Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall there be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language of Canaan, and swearing by Jehovah of hosts: one shall be called, The city of Heres. (DBY)
Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir Heres shall they mourn. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore my heart sounds for Moab like pipes, and my heart sounds like pipes for the men of Kir Heres: therefore the abundance that he has gotten is perished. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)