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Beth-Zaith
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zaith
Beth-Zaith (Βηθζαιθ, Bēthzaith). A place where Bacchides killed many Jews, including those who had deserted to his side in the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 7:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zaith (Place)
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-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
Beth-Zaith
BETH-ZAITH City where Bacchides, a Syrian general of the Maccabean period, camped after his massacre of 60 Hasidian Jews in Jerusalem (1 Macc 7:19). At Beth-zaith more Jews were slaughtered and thrown into a pit. Beth-zaith is identified with modern Beit Zeita, near Bethlehem.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Zaith
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zaith
Beth-Zaith [bĕth zāˊĭth] (Gk. Bēthzaith, LXX A Bēzeth; perhaps from Heb. bêṯ zayiṯ “house of olive”). The place to which Bacchides withdrew and where he slaughtered many of the Jews who had deserted him (1 Macc. 7:19). It has been identified with Khirbet Beit Zeita, about 5 km. (3
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEZETH
BEZETH<be’-zeth> ([Βηζέθ, Bezeth]): A place in the neighborhood of Jerusalem to which Bacchides withdrew and where he slew several deserters (1 Macc 7:19). Possibly the same as Bezetha (see JERUSALEM).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth-Zaith
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
Bezeth
BEZETH, bēʹzeth (Βηζέθ, Bēzéth): A place in the neighborhood of Jerus to which Bacchides withdrew and where he slew several deserters (1 Macc 7:19). Possibly the same as Bezetha (see Jerusalem).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BETH-ZAITH
BETH-ZAITH beth-zay´ith [Βηθζαίθ Bēthzaith]. The location of BACCHIDES’ camp after his withdrawal from Jerusalem during an attempt to suppress the revolt of JUDAS (1 Macc 7:19). It is perhaps modern-day Beit Zeita located north of Jerusalem. See ALCIMUS.
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