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The inhabitants of Beth-Shemesh in Judah. Joshua the Beth-Shemite (who is also called Joshua of Beth-Shemish) is mentioned in 1 Samuel (1 Sam 6:14, 18; compare 1 Sam 6:15).
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SHEMITESI. E’lam: the inhabitants of the province of Elymais, on the left or east bank of the Tigris, opposite Babylonia and between Babylonia and Persia proper.II. As’shur: the Assyrians.III. Ar-phax’ad: the inhabitants of some district of Assyria, perhaps on the northern frontier, but precise locality
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