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Ascent of Ziz
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ascent of Ziz
Ziz, Ascent of (צִיץ‎, tsits). A mountain pass used by the Ammonites and the Moabites during their campaign against Jehoshaphat (2 Chr 20:16). The end of the valley was located east of the wilderness of Jeruel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ziz, Ascent of (Place)
ZIZ, ASCENT OF (PLACE) [Heb maʿălēh haṣṣı̂ṣ (מַעֲלֵה הַצִּיץ)]. A mountain pass used by a coalition of Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites to attack Jerusalem during the reign of Jehoshaphat (2 Chr 20:16). The context suggests that the pass was a strategic link between Jerusalem and En-gedi on the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ziz, Ascent of
Ziz, Ascent of. Mountain pass going up from the Dead Sea to the Judean highlands. This ascent was the route used by the Ammonites and the Moabites prior to their defeat by Jehoshaphat as prophesied by Jehaziel (2 Chr 20:16). It is likely that Ziz should be identified with Ain Jidy, a pass which still
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ziz, Ascent of
Ziz, Ascent of [Heb. maʿalēh haṣṣîṣ]. A pass used by a coalition of Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites to ascend from the shore of the Dead Sea at En-gedi against the forces of Jehoshaphat at Jerusalem (2 Ch. 20:16). This route through the difficult terrain of the Judean wilderness has traditionally
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ziz, Ascent of
ZIZ, ASCENT OF Mountain pass going up from the Dead Sea to the Judean highlands. This ascent was the route used by the Ammonites and the Moabites prior to their defeat by Jehoshaphat as prophesied by Jehaziel (2 Chr 20:16). It is likely that Ziz should be identified with Ain Jidy, a pass that still provides
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ziz
ZIZ. “The cliff” [better “ascent”; cf. ASV, RSV] of Ziz” translates Heb. ma˓ălêh haṣṣı̂ṣ in 2 Chr 20:16. The term refers to an acclivity used by Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites (see Meunim) as they advanced against the army of Jehoshaphat. Wadi H\as\aÆs\ah, located W of the Dead Sea about halfway
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ziz
ZIZ. The name of an ascent used by the Moabites and Ammonites in a campaign against Jehoshaphat of Judah (2 Ch. 20:16). Their army lay previously at Engedi, on the W shore of the Dead Sea; and they reached the wilderness of Tekoa. These details make the Wadi Hasasa, just N of Engedi, a virtually certain
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ziz
Ziz (Heb. ṣɩ̂ṣ)An ascent from En-gedi to near Tekoa through which the Moabites and their allies attempted to attack King Jehoshaphat of Judah (2 Chr. 20:16; ca. 850 b.c.e.). While this steep road was difficult, it was the shortest route from Moab to Judah. Possibly as a result of the invasion, Judean
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ziz
Ziz [zĭz] (Heb. [haṣ]ṣîṣ “flower”). An ascent near Tekoa (KJV “cliff”; NIV “pass”; JB “slope”) along which the Moabites, the Ammonites, and the Meunites marched against King Jehoshaphat of Judah en route from En-gedi to a valley by the wilderness of Jeruel (2 Chr. 20:16; cf. v. 2). This
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ziz
Ziz (projection), The cliff of, the pass by which the horde of Moabites, Ammonites, and Mehunim made their way up from the shores of the Dead Sea to the wilderness of Judah near Tekoa. 2 Chron. 20:16 only; comp. 20. It was the pass of Ain Jidy—the very same route which is taken by the Arabs in their
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ziz
ZIZ (ziz; “a flower, a bright, shining thing”). An ascent or cleft leading up from the Dead Sea toward Tekoa (2 Chron. 20:16; cf. v. 20), by which the band of Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites who attacked Jehoshaphat made their way. There can be very little doubt that the pass was that of ‘Ain Jidy,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ziz
Zizprojecting; a flower, a cleft or pass, probably that near En-gedi, which leads up from the Dead Sea (2 Chr. 20:16) in the direction of Tekoa; now Tell Hasasah.