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En´dor; Heb., “spring of circle,” “habitation,” or “generation”

A Canaanite city belonging to Manasseh (Josh 17:11-12). It was situated about three miles southwest of Mt. Tabor. In a famous episode (1Sam 28:3-25) on the eve of King Saul’s fatal defeat by the Philistines at Gilboa, he journeyed there to enjoin its medium to raise up Samuel from the dead. En-dor is also mentioned as the site of the defeat of Midian by Gideon (Ps 83:10).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.