cave-land, mentioned only in Ezek. 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."
There Awwad told us that two years ago he was robbed and stripped by a ghazú from the hauran.
Several Arabs from the hauran with their camels, crossed the Jordan while we were there.
This goes on straight to Bozra, the chief town of the hauran in former days.
The hauran was among the first districts conquered by the Caliph Omar.
We are to dine on beef tea, burghul with curry sauce, and a water-melon, the last of our hauran store.
Accordingly in all the remains of the Christian art of the hauran one seeks in vain for any delineation of human face or figure.
The hauran Druses increased by the middle of the 19th century to 7000 souls.
These tribes inhabit the hauran during the spring, and move to the desert in autumn.
Selim, the elder of the two, told me that he has been thirty years now in the hauran, and has no idea of going back to Tudmur.
The society had now a line of coast to the north of Tripolis, and their possessions extended inland to the verge of the hauran.