BEEROTH (PLACE) [Heb bĕʾērôt (בְּאֵרֹות)]. BEEROTHITE. A town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh 18:25). Beeroth was one of the four Hivite cities whose inhabitants deceived Israel, making peace with Joshua on the pretense that they were from a distant land (Josh 9:17). The inhabitants of Beeroth
BEER (PLACE) [Heb bĕʾēr (בְּאֵר)]. 1. An unidentified site in Moab N of the river Arnon (Num 21:13) at which the people of Israel encamped before traveling to Mattanah (Num 21:16). At Beer, which means “well,” the princes and nobles dug a well. The ease with which the water was obtained may have inspired
Be-eroth, Beeroth. One of four Hivite cities that secured Joshua’s promise not to destroy them when the Israelites marched into Canaan (Jos 9:17). Be-eroth (kjv Beeroth) was later identified as a city in Benjamin’s territory (Jos 18:25; 2 Sm 4:2, 3). It was the home of Rechab and Baanah, assassins of
Beer. 1. Israelite campsite on their wilderness journey, probably just north of the Arnon River on the Moabite-Amorite border (Nm 21:16). The name means “a well.” Water from the well they dug there was commemorated in a song (vv 17, 18). A Moabite well that was later called Beer-elim (Is 15:8) may have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beerothbēʹə-roth [Heb. be’ērôṯ; Gk. Bērōt, Bērōth]; AV and NEB Apoc. BEROTH (1 Esd. 5:19). A Canaanite city, one of four Hivite strongholds that followed the Gideonites in making a covenant with Israel (Josh. 9:17). Beeroth was assigned to Benjamin (2 S. 4:2f), though located on the border
1. A station on the march of the Israelites N of the Arnon (Nu. 21:16), the well that the Lord had promised. It is perhaps to be identified with Wâdī eth-Themed, where an adequate water supply can be easily attained by digging, and the Beer-Elim of Isa. 15:8.
BEEROTH One of four Hivite cities that secured Joshua’s promise not to destroy them when the Israelites marched into Canaan (Jos 9:17). Beeroth was later identified as a city in Benjamin’s territory (Jos 18:25; 2 Sm 4:2–3). It was the home of Rechab and Baanah, assassins of King Ishbosheth (2 Sm 4:2–9),
BEER1. Israelite campsite on their wilderness journey, probably just north of the Arnon River on the Moabite-Amorite border (Nm 21:16). The name means “a well.” Water from the well they dug there was commemorated in a song (Nm 21:17–18). A Moabite well that was later called Beer-elim (Is 15:8) may have
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beeroth (bee´uh-roth; Heb., “wells”; cf. Beirut), a Gibeonite city in Benjamin (Josh. 9:17; 18:25). It was the home of the murderers of Ishbaal (2 Sam. 4:2–3), and of Naharai, Joab’s armor-bearer and one of David’s group of elite warriors known as “the Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:37; 1 Chron. 11:39). Seven hundred
Beer (bee´uhr; Heb., “well”).1 A location in the Transjordan where the Israelites dug a well (Num. 21:16–18). Its exact location is unknown.2 The place to which Jotham fled for refuge after implicitly attacking the kingship of Abimelech (Judg. 9:21). This was probably modern el-Bireh, north of the
BEEROTH. One of the cities of the Gibeonite alliance with whom Joshua made a treaty of peace (Josh 9:16–18). It was assigned to Benjamin (Josh 18:25) and was evidently near the Ephraimite border (2 Sam 4:2–3, 5–9). It was the home of Ishbosheth’s assassins. One of David’s “mighty men,” Naharai, armor
BEER1. A stopping place on the NE border of Moab as Israel approached Canaan (Num 21:16–18). Here the Lord provided water in a well dug by their princes and remembered in song. This may be the Beer-elim (“well of heroes”) mentioned in a Moabite context in Isa 15:8, possibly in Wadi eth-Themed NE of
BEER (be’ēr, lit. ‘a well’, ‘cistern’, usually man-made). 1. Nu. 21:16. A point on the itinerary of the wandering Hebrews, reached soon after leaving Arnon. This verse records an otherwise unknown story of the provision of water; an important event, for v. 18b suggests that Beer was in a desert place.
Beeroth (Heb. bĕʾērôṯ)One of four cities of the Hivites that covenanted peace with Joshua (Josh. 9:17) and were incorporated into Benjamin (18:25–28; cf. 2 Sam. 4:2–3). Ishbosheth’s assassins, Bannah and Rechab (2 Sam. 4:2–3), came from Beeroth, as did Nahari, Joab’s armor-bearer (23:37 = 1 Chr.
Beer (Heb. bĕʾēr)1. A camp place (“well”) in Transjordan used by Israelites before they marched to Mattanah (Num. 21:16), associated with the well dug by princes and nobles celebrated in the Song of the Well (v. 18). Most scholars agree that the site should be found in northeastern Moab in the Wadi
Beeroth [bēˊə rŏth] (Heb. be˒ērôṯ “wells”). One of the four Hivite cities which, like Gibeon, made a treaty with Israel (Josh. 9:27). It lay on the border between Benjamin and Ephraim (Josh. 18:25) but was assigned to the territory of Benjamin (2 Sam. 4:2) and was the northernmost city of that
BEEROTH One of the towns of the Gibeonites (Josh. 9:17), listed among the towns of Benjamin (Josh. 18:25). The home of Baanah and Rechab. who killed Ish-Bosheth (2 Sam. 4:2–8), and of Naharai, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:37). Beeroth was resettled after the Restoration (Ezra. 2:25). Eusebius
BEEROTH A town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh 18:25), situated to the north of Jerusalem. It was originally one of four Hivite cities that joined the Gibeonites in forging a covenant of peace with Joshua and the Israelites (Josh 9:17) as a tactical move to avoid destruction. After that the people