Ahi'ezer

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This article is about the moshav. For the biblical figures, see Ahiezer. For the surname, see Akhiezer.
Ahi'ezer
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Ahi'ezer is located in Israel
Ahi'ezer
Ahi'ezer
Coordinates: 31°58′48″N 34°52′19.91″E / 31.98000°N 34.8721972°E / 31.98000; 34.8721972Coordinates: 31°58′48″N 34°52′19.91″E / 31.98000°N 34.8721972°E / 31.98000; 34.8721972
Council Lod Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded June 27, 1950
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2012) 1,850[1]

Ahi'ezer (Hebrew: אֲחִיעֶזֶר) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located near Lod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lod Valley Regional Council. In 2012 it had a population of 1,850.[1]

The village was founded on June 27, 1950 by immigrants from Al Bayda' in Yemen. It was named[2] for the biblical figure of Ahiezer, who was the chief of the tribe of Dan which previously lived in the area (Numbers 1:12; 10:25).

The moshav was established on the agricultural lands of the Palestinian village of Al-Safiriyya.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.72, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English),
    Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.11 (Location of the book: Ben Zvi Institute Library, 12 Abarbanel St., Jerusalem; in the online-catalogue: [1])
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.4, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 253

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