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Beth-Zechariah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zechariah
Beth-Zechariah (Βαιθζαχαρια, Baithzacharia). A place where Judas Maccabeus lost a battle to Antiochus Eupator (1 Macc 6:32–47).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zechariah (Place)
BETH-ZECHARIAH (PLACE) [Gk Baithzacharia (Βαιθζαχαρια)]. 1 Macc 6:32–33 records that Judas the Maccabee and his army met and were defeated by a Syrian force at Beth-zechariah (“the house/place of Zechariah” from the Heb bêt zĕkaryāhû). Josephus described Beth-zechariah as a mountain defile (Ant 12.9.4;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Zechariah
Beth-Zechariah beth-zek-ərīʹə [Gk. Baithzacharia]; NEB BETHZACHARIA; AV BATH-ZACHARIAS.The place where Judas Maccabeus lost a battle to Antiochus Eupator, and his brother valiantly attacked and killed one of the elephants only to have it fall upon him and crush him (1 Mac. 6:32ff). According to Josephus
Bathzacharias
Bathzacharias bath-zak-ə-rīʹəs (1 Macc. 6:32ff, AV). See Beth-zechariah.
Bethzacharia
Bethzacharia beth-zak-ə-rīʹə; BETH-ZACHARIAS beth-zak-ə-rīʹəs. See Beth-zechariah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zechariah
BETH-ZECHARIAH Place 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem where Judas Maccabeus was defeated by a Seleucid ruler, Antiochus V Eupator, son of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc 6:32–47).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Zechariah
Beth-Zechariah (Gk. Baithzacharɩ́a)The place where Judas Maccabeus defended himself against Antiochus V Eupator, who had marched against Beth-zur (1 Macc. 6:32–33; cf. Josephus Ant. 12.9.4). It is identified with Khirbet Beit Zekâriā (161118), 10 km. (6 mi.) NE of Beth-zur.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zechariah
Beth-Zechariah [bĕthˊzĕk ə rīˊə] (Gk. Baithzecharia “house of Zechariah”). The place where Judas Maccabeus defended himself against Antiochus IV Eupator, who had marched against Beth-zur (1 Macc. 6:32–33; cf. Josephus Ant. xii.9.4). It is identified with Khirbet Beit Skâriā, 10 km. (6
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-ZACHARIAS
BETH-ZACHARIAS<beth-zak-a-ri’-as> [Βαιθ-ζαχαριά, Baith-zacharia]): Here Judas Maccabeus failed in battle with Antiochus Eupator, and his brother Eleazar fell in conflict with an elephant (1 Macc 6:32 ff; the King James Version “Bathzacharias”). It was a position of great strength, crowning a promontory
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth-Zechariah
Beth-zechariah beth-zek′uh-ri′uh (Βαιθζαχαρια, “house of Zechariah”). KJV Bath-zacharias. A town about 10 mi. SW of Jerusalem, modern Khirbet Beit Zakariya. It is the place where Judas Maccabee was defeated by Antiochus V (Eupator, son of Antiochus Epiphanes) shortly after the latter became king (1 Macc.
Bath-Zacharias
Bath-zacharias bath′zak-uh-ri′uhs. KJV Apoc. form of Beth-zechariah (1 Macc. 6:32–33).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beth-Zacharias
BETH-ZACHARIAS, beth-zak-a-rīʹas (Βαιθζαχαριά, Baith-zachariá): Here Judas Maccabaeus failed in battle with Antiochus Eupator, and his brother Eleazar fell in conflict with an elephant (1 Macc 6:32 ff; AV “Bathzacharias”). It was a position of great strength, crowning a promontory which juts out between
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BETH-ZECHARIAH
BETH-ZECHARIAH beth-zek´uh-ri´uh [Βαιθζαχαριά Baithzacharia]. A location near Jerusalem identified in 1 Macc 6:32–33 as the site of a battle between Judas’s army and a large Seleucid force (including thirty-two elephants), soon after Antiochus IV’s death. Judas’ brother Eleazar died when an elephant
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