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Beeshterah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beeshterah
Beeshterah (בְּעְסְתְּרָה‎, be'seterah; עַשְׁתָּרֹת‎, ashtaroth). A city in the territory of Manasseh that was assigned to the Levites in the division of the land (Josh 21:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beeshterah (Place)
BEESHTERAH (PLACE) [Heb bĕʿĕstĕrâ (בְּעְסְתְּרָה)]. Var. ASHTAROTH. A town located in the tribal territory of Manasseh, listed as one of the Levitical cities (Josh 21:27). However, in the parallel passage in 1 Chr 6:56 (—Eng 6:71) there is a city named Ashtaroth (Heb ʿaštār̃t), which may perhaps
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beeshterah
Beeshterah. City of the half-tribe of Manasseh given to the levitical family of Gershonites in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 21:27). The spelling is a shortened form for Beth-Ashtaroth (“house or place of Ashtaroth”). It seems to be the same as the city of Ashtaroth found in a similar passage
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah bē-eshʹtə-rə [Heb. be‘ešte] (Josh. 21:27); NEB BE-ASHTAROTH. See Ashtaroth.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Be-Eshterah
BE-ESHTERAH City of the half-tribe of Manasseh given to the Levitical family of Gershonites in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 21:27). The spelling is a shortened form for Beth-ashtaroth (“house or place of Ashtaroth”). It seems to be the same as the city of Ashtaroth found in a similar passage
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beeshterah
BEESHTERAH. A Levitical city given to Manasseh; also called Ashtaroth (q.v.; cf. Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71). Beeshterah is an abbreviation or contraction for Beth-Ashtaroth, “the temple of Ashtoreth.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah (Heb. bĕʿeštĕrâ) (also ASHTAROTH)A city (also called Ashtaroth) located in land owned by Manasseh and given to the levitical clans (Josh. 21:27; 1 Chr. 6:71 [MT 56]). It has been identified with Tell ʿAshtarah (243244) on the King’s Highway. In the 1920s William F. Albright uncovered
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah [bē ĕshˊtə rə] (Heb. be˓ešte). A levitical city located in the Transjordanian territory of Manasseh (Josh. 21:27), perhaps to be identified with Ashtaroth (1 Chr. 6:71). The name is probably a contraction of Beth-astoreth, “house of Astarte.”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Be-eshterah
Be-esh´terah (house of Ashterah), one of the two cities allotted to the sons of Gershon out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan. Josh. 21:27. Probably identical with Ashtaroth. 1 Chron. 6:71.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Be-Eshterah
BE-ESHTE´RAH (beʹesh-teʹra). One of the two Levitical cities allotted to the Gershonites, out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond the Jordan (Josh. 21:27). In the parallel list (1 Chron. 6:71) Ashtaroth is given; and Be-eshterah is only a contracted form of Beth-Ashtaroth, the “temple of Ashtoreth.”
Eshtarah
ESHTA´RAH (esh-taʹra). Otherwise known as Be Eshtarah (or Be-eshterah, NASB), this was a city allocated to the Gershonites as one of the Levitical cities E of the Jordan and in the territory of East Manasseh (Josh. 21:27).e.h.m.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASHTAROTH; ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM; BEESHTERAH
ASHTAROTH; ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM; BEESHTERAH<ash’-ta-roth>, <as’-ta-roth> ( עַשְׁתָּרוֹת‎ [̀ashtaroth]; the King James Version Astaroth; [ ʼΑσταρώθ, Astaroth], the city of Og, king of Bashan (Deuteronomy 14, etc.); עַשְׁתּרות קַרַנַים‎ [̀ashteroth qarnayim], the scene of the defeat of the Rephaim by Chedorlaomer
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beeshterah
BEESHTERAH (Bē·ĕshʹ tə·răh) Place-name meaning “in Ashtaroth” or representing a contraction of “Beth Ashtaroth,” which means “house of Ashtaroth.” Place east of the Jordan from territory of tribe of Manasseh set aside for the Levites (Josh. 21:27). First Chronicles 6:71 spells name “Ashtaroth.” See
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