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A town on the road between Jezreel and Samaria where Jehu killed the kinsmen of King Ahaziah (2 Kgs 10:12).
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BETH-EKED (PLACE) [Heb bêt ʿēqed (בֵּית עֵקֶד)]. A town on the road from Jezreel to Samaria (2 Kgs 10:12–14) where Jehu encountered forty-two kinsmen of Ahaziah, the late king of Judah. Jehu seized the men and had them all killed in a pit at Beth-Eked as a part of his campaign against the rulers of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Eked (Heb. bêṯ-ʿēqeḏ)A place on the road from Jezreel to Samaria, perhaps to be identified with modern Beit Qad (208192), ca. 5 km. (3 mi.) E of Jenɩ̂n. According to Eusebius it is Bethacath, 24 km. (15 mi.) from Legio in the plain. It was here that Jehu met and killed the kinsmen of King Ahaziah
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eked [bĕth ēˊkĭd] (Heb. bêṯ-˓eqeḏ “house of shearing”). A place on the road from Jezreel to Samaria, perhaps to be identified with modern Beit Kâd, approximately 5 km. (3 mi.) east of Jenîn. According to Eusebius it is Bethacath, 24 km. (15 mi.) from Legio in the plain It was here
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shearing-house, The, a place on the road between Jezreel and Samaria, at which Jehu, on his way to the latter, encountered forty-two members of the royal family of Judah, whom he slaughtered. 2 Kings 10:12, 14. Eusebius mentions it as a village of Samaria “in the great plain [of Esdraelon], 15 miles
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BETH-E´KED (beth-eʹked; of the shepherds (lit., “house of binding of the shepherds”). The translation in the NASB and NIV of 2 Kings 10:12, 14 of a place on the road between Jezreel and Samaria. When Jehu was on his way to Samaria, he encountered forty-two members of the royal ramily of Judah, whom he
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shearing-house—(2 Kings 10:12, 14; marg., “house of shepherds binding sheep.” R.V., “the shearing-house of the shepherds;” marg., “house of gathering”), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew “two and forty men” of the royal family of Judah. The Heb. word Beth-eked so rendered is supposed
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth Eked of the Shepherds
BETH EKED OF THE SHEPHERDS [beth EE ked] (house of shearing) — a place on the road from Jezreel to Samaria where Jehu met and killed 42 relatives of King Ahaziah of Judah (2 Kin. 10:12–14; the shearing house, KJV; a shepherds’ shelter, REB). Jehu killed them at the well of Beth Eked, leaving no survivors.