Hauran: Cave-land, mentioned only in
(Ezekiel 47:16,18) It was one of the ancient
divisions of Bashan (q.v.), and lay on the south-east of Gaulanitis
or the Jaulan, and on the south of Lejah, extending from the Arnon to
the Hieromax. It was the most fertile region in Syria, and to this
day abounds in the ruins of towns, many of which have stone doors and
massive walls. It retains its ancient name. It was known by the
Greeks and Romans as "Auranitis."