A Hivite from whom Jacob purchased the plot of ground in which Joseph was afterwards buried.1 He is called "Emmor" in Acts 7:16. His son Shechem founded the city of that name which Simeon and Levi destroyed because of his crime in the matter of Dinah, Jacob's daughter.2 Hamor and Shechem were also slain.3



  1. Gen. 33:19.
  2. Gen. 34:20.
  3. Gen. 34:26.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.