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ḥūr

Ḥūr, pl. ḥawrāʾ (Arab., ‘white ones’). The beautiful maidens of paradise, who are described in the Qurʾān e.g. 2. 25, 3. 15, 4. 57, 55. 56 ff. They are often transliterated as ‘houris’. Not all commentators (e.g. al-Baiḍāwī) take the passages literally, and the Sūfīs spiritualize the huris.

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Hur

Hur, in the Bible. 1 One who upheld a hand of Moses at Rephidim. 2 Grandfather of Bezaleel1, perhaps the same as 1.3 Midianite king killed by the Hebrews. 4 Father of an officer of Solomon. 5 Father of Rephaiah4.

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