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Adurim is a town mentioned in the Bible and the Apocrypha and related information. This town is listed by different sources as Adurim, Adoraim, Adora and Dora. During the Roman era, the city was inhabited by Esau's descendants.[1] Today, the place corresponds with Dura, near Hebron.

Apocrypha and Biblical References[edit]

According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: ""a'-dor, a-do'-ra (Adora) In Idumaea, mentioned in Ant, XIII, ix, 1 as one of the cities captured by Hyrcanus, and referred to in 1 Maccabees 13:20. Hyrcanus "hired foreign troops, dismantled Adora and Marissa, the strong places of Edom, and forced the Edomites to accept the Jewish religion and submit to circumcision. This is the first instance of forcible conversion in Jewish history." [2]

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Coordinates: 31°50′19″N 31°30′14″E / 31.8386°N 31.5039°E / 31.8386; 31.5039