(2) A city on a hill rising out of the plain, belonging to the tribe of Issachar (Josh. 19:18). Ahab made it his capital (1 Kgs. 18:45–46; 21:1, 23; 2 Kgs. 8:29); after the fall of his house it ceased to be a place of much importance.
(3) Symbolic name of the eldest son of the prophet Hosea (Hosea 1:4–5).