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Beth-Ezel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ezel
Beth-Ezel (בֵּית הָאֵ֫צֶל‎, beith ha'etsel). A town in southern Judah mentioned in a lament of the prophet Micah (Mic 1:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ezel (Place)
BETH-EZEL (PLACE) [Heb bêt hāʾēṣel (בֵּית הָאֵצֶל)]. An unknown location in the Shephelah (Mic 1:11). The LXX Symmachus, the OL versions, and the Vg translated the phrase along the lines of “the house next door” (so van Hoonacker 1908:360; cf. Zech 14:5). But the substantive ʾēṣel, “proximity,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-ezel
Beth-ezel. One of several small towns, probably in southwest Judah, whose destruction was lamented by the prophet Micah (1:11).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Ezel
Beth-Ezel beth-ēʹzəl [Heb. bêṭ ḥā’ēṣel—lit ‘adjoining house’; Gk. oíkos echómenos autḗs].A town in southern Judea mentioned in connection with other cities of the Shephelah and Philistine plain (Mic. 1:11). At one time it was thought to be the same as Azel of Zec. 14:5; but it has now been
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ezel
BETH-EZEL One of several small towns, probably in southwest Judah, whose destruction was lamented by the prophet Micah (1:11).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Ezel
BETH-EZEL. Probably a town in the Philistine plain (Mic 1:11). The reference may suggest that no help will be found in a neighbor town, for it has its own “mourning.” It is probably Deir el->Asal, two miles E of Tell Beir Mirsim.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Ezel
Beth-Ezel (Heb. bêṯ ḥāʾēṣel)A city in southern Judah, perhaps to be identified with modern Deir el-ʿAṣel, ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) SW of Hebron. The prophet Micah cites it in a wordplay on Heb. ʾāṣal, “to withdraw, withhold” (Mic. 1:11).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ezel
Beth-Ezel [bĕth ēˊzəl] (Heb. bêṯḥā˒ēṣel;). A city in southern Judah, identified with modern Deir el-˓Aṣel, about 16 km. (10 mi.) southwest of Hebron. The prophet Micah cites it in a wordplay on Heb. ˓āṣal; “to withdraw, withhold” (Mic. 1:11).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bethezel
Bethe´zel (neighbor’s house), a place named only in Micah 1:11. From the context it was doubtless situated in the plain of Philistia.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ezel
BETH-E´ZEL (beth-eʹzel; “a place near”). A town mentioned in Mic. 1:11 in southern Judah, now identified with Deir el-’Asal about two miles E of Tell Beit Mirsim.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth Ezel
BETH EZEL [beth EE zul] — a town of southern Judah mentioned with other towns in the Shephelah and Philistine plain (Mic. 1:11).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-EZEL
BETH-EZEL<beth-e’-zel> (בֵּית הָאֵצֶל‎ [beth ha-’etsel]; [οικος ἐχόμενος αὐτη̂ς, oikos echomenous autes]; literally, “adjoining house”): A place named along with other cities in the Philistine plain (Micah 1:11). The site has not been identified. By some it is thought to be the same as Azel of