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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adasa of Judah
Adasa of Judah (Αδασά, Adasa). A town in Judaea near Beth-horon where Judas Maccabeus defeated and killed Nicanor, a general of Demetrius (1 Macc 7:40–45).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adasa (Place)
ADASA (PLACE) [Gk Adasa (Ἀδασα)]. The town where Judas Maccabeus and his military band camped and subsequently defeated the Syrian general Nicanor and his troops (1 Macc 7:40–45). Josephus’ account of this story locates Adasa 30 stades (ca. 4 km) from Beth-horon (Ant 12.10.5; see also his reference
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adasa
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
Adasa
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adasa
Adasa [ădˊə sə] (Gk. Adasa). A place near Jerusalem, generally identified with modern Khirbet ˓Addâseh, 8 km. (5 mi.) north of Jerusalem. It was here that Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian general Nicanor in 161 B.C. (1 Macc. 7:40, 45).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adasa
ADASA A town on the main highway between Jerusalem and Beth-horon (according to Flavius Josephus, Ant. 12.10.5); probably modern Khirbet Addaseh. Judas Maccabeus defeated the Seleucid general Nicanor in 161 b.c. at Adasa (1 Macc 7:40–45).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adasa
Ad´asa (new), a place in Judea, about four miles from Beth-horon. 1 Macc. 7:40, 45. [Hadashah.]
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADASA
ADASA<ad’-a-sa> ([ʼΑδασά, Adasa]; the King James Version 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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Adasa
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
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
ADASA
ADASA ad´uh-suh [Ἀδασά Adasa, Ἁδασά Hadasa]. Village where Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian general Nicanor in 160/1 bce (1 Macc 7:40–45). Josephus locates it near Beth Horon (Ant. 12.408), and it is often identified with Khirbet ʿAdaseh, along the ancient roadway running between Jerusalem and
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