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A place where Bacchides killed many Jews, including those who had deserted to his side in the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 7:19).
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BETH-ZAITH (PLACE) [Gk Bēthzaith (Βηθζαιθ)]. 1 Macc 7:19 identifies Beth-zaith (the “house/place of the olive” from the Heb bêt zayit) as the camping place of the Seleucid general Bacchides after his treacherous murder of 60 Hasideans near Jerusalem. Although Beth-zaith was once thought to be Bezeth
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Zaith beth-zāʹith [Gk. Bēthzaith, A Bēzeth]; AV BEZETH.The place to which Bacchides withdrew and where he slew several Jews (1 Macc. 7:19). It is identified with Khirbet Beit Zeita, about 3 mi (5 km) N of Bethzur (Bethsura), where a cave-cistern is pointed out as the “great pit” into which
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Zaith (Gk. Bēthzaɩ́th, Bēzéth)The place to which Bacchides withdrew and where he slaughtered many of the Jews who had deserted him (1 Macc. 7:19; cf. Heb. bêṯ zayiṯ, “house of olive”). It has been identified with Khirbet Beit Zita (161114), ca. 6 km. (4 mi.) N of Beth-zur; a nearby cistern
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth-zaith beth-zay′ith (Βηθζαιθ, from בֵּית זַיִת, “house of olive”). The place where Bacchides, one of Demetrius’s generals, slaughtered many Jews in the Maccabean War (1 Macc. 7:19; KJV, “Bezeth”). When enemies of Judas Maccabee and his friends accused them of ruining the country, Demetrius chose
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5