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Besor
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Brook Besor
Besor (בְּשׂוֹר‎, besor). A brook or wadi in the western Negev that David and 400 of his men crossed as they pursued the Amalekites who had raided their village of Ziklag (1 Sam 30:9, 10, 21). The Besor is most likely the modern Wâdī Ghazzeh, which flows south of Ziklag to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Besor, the Brook (Place)
BESOR, THE BROOK (PLACE) [Heb naḥal bĕśôr (נַחַל בְּשֹׂור)]. A brook or wadi David and four hundred of his men crossed in pursuit of the Amalekites following the Amalekite raid on the town of Ziklag (1 Sam 30:9, 10, 21). The Brook Besor, Wadi Shalleh, or Ghazzeh, along with the Valley of Gerar, Wadi
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Besor, Brook of
Besor, Brook of. Brook that David crossed to pursue the Amalekites southward after they had raided Ziklag, his home base. Exhausted, 200 of David’s men remained at the brook while the other 400 overtook and defeated the enemy (1 Sm 30:9, 10, 21).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Besor
Besor bēʹsôrr, BROOK [Heb. naḥal beśôr; Gk. Bechōr, Beana]; NEB “ravine of Besor.” A torrent bed (naḥal) or wadi where David left two hundred of his men while the rest of his troops continued in pursuit of the Amalekites (1 S. 30:9f, 21). The incident is recalled by Josephus (Ant. vi.14.6).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Besor, Brook of
BESOR, BROOK OF Brook that David crossed to pursue the Amalekites southward after they had raided Ziklag, his home base. Exhausted, 200 of David’s men remained at the brook while the other 400 overtook and defeated the enemy (1 Sm 30:9–21).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Besor
BESOR. A torrent bed or brook S of Ziklag mentioned in the account of David’s pursuit of the Amalekites (1 Sam 30:9–10, 21). Perhaps it is the present Wadi Ghazzeh, which rises near Beer-sheba and empties into the Mediterranean SW of Gaza.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Besor, Wadi
Besor (Heb. Bĕkôr), WadiA brook where David left 200 weary men while he and the remaining 400 crossed in pursuit of the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:9–10). The Amalekites had earlier raided cities of the Negeb, including Ziklag. The Wadi Besor (Wadi Shallaleh/Ghazzeh, Naḥal Besor) is one of two major wadis
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Besor, the Brook
BESOR [bēˊzôr],THE BROOK (Heb. naḥal besôr). A brook (NIV “Besor ravine”; JB “Wadi Besor”) which probably flowed to the south of Ziklag (1 Sam. 30:9–10, 21). When David pursued the Amalekites after the destruction of Ziklag, a third of his men remained at the Brook Besor, searching for water
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Besor the brook
Be´sor, The brook (cool), a torrentbed or wady in the extreme south of Judah. 1 Sam. 30:9, 10, 21.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Besor
BESOR (bēʹsor). A brook flowing into the Mediterranean, about five miles S of Gaza South, and the place where two hundred of David’s men remained while the other troops pursued the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:9–10, 21). The present Wadi es Sheriah, according to some; others claim its location in the Wadi
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Besor
Besorcold, a ravine or brook in the extreme south-west of Judah, where 200 of David’s men stayed behind because they were faint, while the other 400 pursued the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:9, 10, 21). Probably the Wadyes Sheriah, south of Gaza.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Besor, the Brook
BESOR, THE BROOK [BEE sawr] — a wadi, or dry riverbed, south of Ziklag where David and 600 of his men battled the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:9, 21).
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