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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-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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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-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.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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-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