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Azekah
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A town in the Shephelah district of Judah (Josh 15:35), and a city where the Israelites struck down the army of five Amorite kings (Josh 10:10–11). Mentioned in 1 Sam 17:1 as a city where the Philistine army camped, and in 2 Chr 11:9 as one of Rehoboam’s fortified cities. Returning exiles settled there (Neh 11:30). It is also noted as one of the final remaining fortresses to survive the Babylonian attacks, along with Lachish (Jer 34:7).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Azekah
Azekah (עֲזֵקָה‎, azeqah). A town in the Shephelah district of Judah (Josh 15:35), and a city where the Israelites struck down the army of five Amorite kings (Josh 10:10–11). Mentioned in 1 Sam 17:1 as a city where the Philistine army camped, and in 2 Chr 11:9 as one of Rehoboam’s fortified cities. Returning
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Azekah (Place)
AZEKAH (PLACE) [Heb ʾăzēkâ (אֲזֵכָה)]. A town within the confines of the N Shephelah district of Judah (Josh 15:35).A. Historical ReferencesAzekah is first mentioned in the story of the 5 Amorite kings whom Joshua defeated at Gibeon and pursued as far as Azekah (Josh 10:10–11). During the encounter
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Azekah
Azekah. Town in the agricultural plain known as the Shephelah. It existed at least as early as the conquest of Canaan (the Promised Land), since Joshua drove the confederation of Amorite kings to Azekah (Jos 10:10, 11). It is also mentioned in connection with the encounter of David and Goliath (1 Sm
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Azekah
Azekah ə-zēʹkə [Heb. azēqâ—‘hoed, bared ground’]. An isolated fortress city situated in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:35), 9 mi (15 km) N of Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrîn) and 15 mi (24 km) NW of Hebron, controlling the entrance into the valley. The plateau on the summit is about 350 by 150 yds.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Azekah
AZEKAH Town in the agricultural plain known as the Shephelah. It existed at least as early as the conquest of Canaan (the Promised Land), since Joshua drove the confederation of Amorite kings to Azekah (Jos 10:10, 22). It is also mentioned in connection with the encounter of David and Goliath (1 Sm 17:1).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Azekah
Azekah (uh-zee´kuh), a city in Judah a short distance northeast of Lachish, probably to be identified with modern Tell ez-Zahariyeh. Joshua is said to have assaulted Amorite kings at Gibeon and to have pursued them “as far as Azekah” (Josh. 10:10–11; 15:35). The Philistines and Goliath camped between
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Azekah
AZEKAH. A city located on a high hill NE of Lachish and SW of Jerusalem. Her king joined the enemies of Israel in Joshua’s day and suffered defeat at the hands of the Hebrews (Josh 10:10–11. Near this city the Philistines encamped when David killed Goliath (1 Sam 17:1). During the divided monarchy Rehoboam
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Azekah
AZEKAH. A Judaean conurbation (Jos. 15:35), lying in the low agricultural plains along the W coast, perhaps modern Tell ez-Zahariyeh. Joshua pursued the Amorites as far as Azekah on the day they attacked the newly settled Gibeonite group (Jos. 10:10–11). In the days of Rehoboam it was a fortified border
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Azekah
Azekah (Heb. ʿăzēqâ)A city of the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:35). The five Amorite kings Joshua defeated at Gibeon fled as far as Azekah (Josh. 10:10–11). The Philistines camped between Azekah and Socoh in the prelude to the David-Goliath battle (1 Sam. 17:1), illustrating the strategic importance
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Azekah
Azekah [ə zēˊkə] (Heb. ˓azēqâ “hoed ground”[?]). A fortress city south of the valley of Aijalon and opposite Socoh (Josh. 15:35) in the valley of Elah. It has been identified with Tell ez-Zakarîyah, 24 km. (15 mi.) northwest of Hebron.In the battle with the Canaanite coalition headed by Adonizedek
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Azekah
AZEKAH A town in the northwest of Judah. Between here and Sochoh (Socoh) the Philistines gathered to fight Israel in the days of Saul (1 Sam. 17). Azekah was one of the cities fortified by Rehoboam for the defence of Judah (2 Chr. 11:5, 9) and was one of the last two cities to withstand Nebuchadnezzar
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Azekah
AZEKAH A town in Judah (Josh 15:35) to which five Canaanite kings fled after Joshua defeated them (Josh 10:10–11). The town also figured in the Philistine campaign against Saul (1 Sam 17:1) and was one of the sites fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:9). In the Babylonian invasion of 586 b.c., Azekah
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