Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Endor

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Endor: fountain of Dor; i.e., "of the age", a place in the territory of Issachar (Joshua 17:11) near the scene of the great victory which was gained by Deborah and Barak over Sisera and Jabin (comp. Psalm 83:9,10). To Endor, Saul resorted to consult one reputed to be a witch on the eve of his last engagement with the Philistines (1 Samuel 28:7). It is identified with the modern village of Endur, "a dirty hamlet of some twenty houses, or rather huts, most of them falling to ruin," on the northern slope of Little Hermon, about 7 miles from Jezreel.