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A town in Judaea near Beth-horon where Judas Maccabeus defeated and killed Nicanor, a general of Demetrius (1 Macc 7:40–45).
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Adasa adʹə-sə [GK. Adasa]; AV ADARSA. A town N of Jerusalem where Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian army and killed Nicanor, a general of Demetrius (1 Macc. 7:39–50). The victory was celebrated on the 13th of Adar. The location is described as 30 furlongs (nearly 4 mi) from Beth-horon (Josephus Ant.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ADASA1. Town mentioned only in the period of the Maccabean revolt. Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian army under Nicanor in 161 bc at Adasa. The victory was celebrated annually on the 13th of Adar (1 Macc 7:40, 45, 49). The modern site is probably Khirbet ’Adassa, 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Beth-horon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adasa (Gk. Adasa)The location of Judas Maccabeus’ defeat of the Syrian general Nicanor in 161 b.c. (1 Macc. 7:40–45). Josephus locates the town 4 km. (2.5 mi.) SE from Beth-horon (Ant. 12.10.5) on the main highway to Jerusalem. Some identify the site with the modern Khirbet ʿAdâseh, ca. halfway between
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Adasa ad′uh-suh (Αδασα). A town mentioned in 1 Macc. 7:40, 45 and Josephus (Ant. 12.10.5), located between Beth Horon and Jerusalem, most likely at the site of the present Khirbet ʿAddaseh, about 6 mi. SE of Beth Horon. Here, after prayer, Judas Maccabee with 3,000 men defeated the Syrian army under
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ADASA, adʹa-sa (Ἀδασά, Adasá; AV Adarsa); A town less than four miles from Beth-horon (30 furlongs Ant, XII, x, 5; 1 Macc 7:40) and a day’s journey from Gazara (1 Macc 7:45), where Judas Maccabee defeated and killed Nicanor, a general of Demetrius (1 Macc 7:40 ff). The ruin of Adaseh near Gibeon (SWP,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5