This popular building style would be better known as a “pillared house” than by the number of rooms in it. Found throughout Israel from the time of the settlement of the Israelites, the number of rooms in the dwelling may vary, but always it is characterized by a row or two of pillars separating the central court from the side room.
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For a Bible chapter related to Hazor, see Judges 4. See also our page on Mount Hermon for Hazor’s view of the mountain range.
Tel Hazor Excavation Project (Official site for Hazor excavations) Contains information for those interested in joining the dig. History of the site, excavation reports from previous seasons, and pictures are also included.
Archaeology in Israel: Hatzor (Jewish Virtual Library) Highlights Hazor’s history during the periods of the Canaanite city and the Israelite city.
The Renewed Hazor Excavations (ASOR) Written by Amnon Ben-Tor (excavation director), this article includes photos, excavation history, a chronological table of occupation and archaeological history, and more.
Hazor (BIBARCH) Features many informative links within the text to resources such as: scripture references, other relevant articles within the site, and a “words and phrases glossary.” Also offers a “Scripture Summary.”
Where Are the Royal Archives at Tel Hazor? (Bible History Daily) An article concentrating on the archives and cuneiform tablets of Hazor.
Scorched Wheat May Provide Answers on the Destruction of Canaanite Tel Hazor (Bible History Daily) An article concentrating on the scorched wheat found at Hazor, as it relates to Joshua 11.
Hazor (ChristianAnswers.net) Offers the reader a brief first-hand account of an archaeological dig in Hazor. Features pictures that illustrate and enhance the text.
Tel Hazor Tablets (Crystalinks) Lists many important facts about the site “bullet-style.” Includes a picture of the tablets.
The City Of Hazor And Old Testament Accuracy (ChristianCourier.com) An article demonstrating one example of harmony between archaeology and the text of the Old Testament.
Rare Statue Found at Tel-Hazor (Israel MFA) A 2016 article about the Egyptian statue excavated at the site.