I have some more information regarding my problem.
I have been able to deploy the har but only in zipped up form. The exploded form is not recognized.
I have been able to deploy the ear in zipped and exploded form but in both cases, none of the classes in the WEB-INF/classes directory could be found. Does this make any sense? I really would appreciate the help. I would love to be able to have the environment I had before but be able to use hibernate3 and har's. Thanks for your time.