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Adoraim
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A city in central Judah, fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). It was later called Adora (1 Macc 13:20). Josephus records that it was captured by John Hyrcanus after the death of Antiochus VII in 129 bc (Antiquities 13.9.1). It was probably near Ziph and Lachish, which are listed with it in 2 Chr 11:8–9. It is usually identified as the modern Dura, about six miles southwest of Hebron.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adoraim
Adoraim (אֲדוֹרַיִם‎, adorayim; Αδωρα, Adōra). A city in central Judah, fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). It was later called Adora (1 Macc 13:20). Josephus records that it was captured by John Hyrcanus after the death of Antiochus VII in 129 bc (Antiquities 13.9.1). It was probably near Ziph and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adoraim (Place)
ADORAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾadôrayim (אַדֹורַיִם)]. Var. ADORA. A town in the central hill country of Judah, listed among the cities fortified by Rehoboam near the beginning of his reign (2 Chr 11:9). An examination of the list of cities fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:5–12) shows that they form a logical
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adoraim
Adoraim. City in the southern kingdom of Judah fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). Adoraim and Mareshah later became the two principal cities of Idumaea. In 1 Maccabees 13:20 it is called Adora. The modern identification is Dura, south of Hebron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adoraim
Adoraim ad-ə-rāʹim [Heb. aḏôrayim—perhaps ‘a pair of knolls’ or ‘two hills’]; ADORA ə-dôrʹə [GK. adōra] (1 Macc. 13:20). A city of Judah that was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Ch. 11:9), identified with modern Dûrā, 5 mi (8 km) WSW of Hebron.Along with Mareshah, Adora was one of the two major cities
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adoraim
ADORAIM City in the southern kingdom of Judah fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). Adoraim and Mareshah later became the two principal cities of Idumea. In 1 Maccabees 13:20 it is called Adora. The modern identification is Dura, south of Hebron.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adoraim
Adoraim (ad´uh-ray´im; Heb., possibly “two hills”), one of the fifteen cities in Judah fortified and provisioned by Rehoboam as defensive strongholds (2 Chron. 11:9). Its location has been identified as modern Dura, about six miles west of Hebron in southern Judah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adoraim
ADORAIM. A city in southern Judah rebuilt and fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). It has been identified with Dura, five miles SW of Hebron.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Adoraim
ADORAIM. City of SW Judah fortified by Rehoboam (2 Ch. 11:9), identified today with the village of Dura, some 8 km SW of Hebron. It became a major Idumaean city, and as such figured in various historical events in the intertestamental period.D. F. Payne.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adoraim
Adoraim (Heb. ʾăḏôrayim) (also ADORA)A city in Judah which was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:19), later called Adora (Gk. Adōra; 1 Macc. 13:20). It has been identified with modern Dûrā (152101), 8 km. (5 mi.) WSW of Hebron.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adoraim
Adoraim [ădˊə rāˊəm] (Heb. ˒aḏôrayim, possibly “two hills”). A city in Judah which was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:9), later called Adora (1 Mace. 13:20). It has been identified with modern Dûrā, 8 km. (5 mi.) west-southwest of Hebron.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Adoraim; Adora
ADORAIM; ADORA One of the fortress cities built by Rehoboam, the first King of Judah (2 Chr. 11:9). In the Hellenistic-Roman period it was a large village named Adora or Adoreos. By the latter name it is mentioned in one of the Zenon papyri of 259 bc. It was the center of the eastern district of Idumea
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adoraim
Adora´im (double mound), a fortified city built by Rehoboam, 2 Chron. 11:9, in Judah. Adoraim is probably the same place with Adora, 1 Macc. 13:20, unless that be Dor, on the seacoast below Carmel. Robinson identifies it with Dura, a “large village” on a rising ground west of Hebron.
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