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Beth-Zur
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city of historical and archeological importance mentioned three times in the Old Testament. The site of the Battle of Beth-Zur during the Maccabean revolt. Also appears as a personal name of a descendant of Hebron of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:45).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zur
Beth-Zur (בֵּית־צוּר‎, beith-tsur; Βαιθ-σούρ, Baith-sour; also Beit Tzur, Bethsura). A city of historical and archeological importance mentioned three times in the Old Testament. The site of the Battle of Beth-Zur during the Maccabean revolt. Also appears as a personal name of a descendant of Hebron of
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zur (Place)
BETH-ZUR (PLACE) [Heb bêt ṣûr (בֵּית צוּר)]. A fortress city in Judah located on the road between Jerusalem and Hebron, about 20 miles S of Jerusalem (2 Macc 11:5); in the Hellenistic period, a S Judean border fortress facing Idumea (1 Macc 4:61). Beth-zur offered a defensible position which could
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-zur
Beth-zur. Hill town of Judah in the mountains north of Hebron (Jos 15:58). Beth-zur was settled by Maon, one of Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 2:45), and was one of the natural strongholds of Judah. It was fortified by King Rehoboam of the southern kingdom in the 10th century bc, even though it had begun
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Zur
Beth-Zur beth-zûrʹ [Heb. bêṯ-ṣûr—‘house of rock’]; AV and NEB Apoc. BETHSURA.A town in Judah (Josh. 15:58), the name of which survives in Burj eṣ-Ṣur, 4.5 mi (7 km) N of Hebron. The ancient town, however, has been found in Khirbet eṭ-Ṭubeiqah, 500 yds. [460 m] to the northwest, where excavations
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zur
BETH-ZUR Hill town of Judah in the mountains north of Hebron (Jos 15:58). Beth-zur was settled by Maon, one of Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 2:45), and was one of the natural strongholds of Judah. It was fortified by King Rehoboam of the southern kingdom in the 10th century bc, even though it had begun
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beth-Zur
Beth-zur (beth-zuhr´; Heb., “house of the rock”), a town (modern Khirbet et-Tubeiqah) on the Jerusalem road four miles north of Hebron. A Judean town (Josh. 15:58) belonging to the descendants of Caleb (1 Chron. 2:45), it was fortified by Rehoboam as one of fifteen outposts south and west of Jerusalem
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Zur
BETH-ZUR. A fortified town in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:58). It is identified with Khirbet et-Tubeiqah, four and a half miles N of Hebron, settled by Calebites (1 Chr 2:45) and fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:7).Resettled after the Babylonian Exile in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 3:16), Beth-zur
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beth-Zur
BETH-ZUR (Heb. bêṯ ṣûr). A city in Judah (Jos. 15:58), not mentioned in the account of the conquest, but settled by the descendants of *Caleb the son of Hezron (1 Ch. 2:45). It was fortified by Rehoboam in the 10th century (2 Ch. 11:7), was of some importance in the time of Nehemiah (3:16), and was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Zur
Beth-Zur (Heb. bêṯ-ṣûr)A town in the southern hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:58) which may have been of Calebite origin (1 Chr 2:45). It is said to have been fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:7) and was apparently the center of an administrative district in the postexilic period (Neh. 3:16). Judas
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zur
Beth-Zur [bĕth zûrˊ] (Heb. bêṯ-ṣûr “house of rock”). A town in Judah (Josh. 15:58), first occupied by the Calebites (1 Chr. 2:45) and afterward fortified by Rehoboam of Judah (2 Chr. 11:7). After the Exile it was rebuilt and became the capital city of a district (Neh. 3:16).It played an important
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Zur; Bethsura
BETH-ZUR; BETHSURA A town in the mountains of Hebron, in the territory of Judah (Josh 15:58), later inhabited by the sons of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:45) and fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:7). At the time of the Restoration it was an administrative center (Neh. 3:16). In the Hellenistic period it was also known
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beth-Zur
BETH-ZUR A fortress town in the territory of Judah, about twenty miles south of Jerusalem (2 Macc 11:5), probably the modern Khirbet et-Tubeiqah. It was occupied by a clan of Caleb (1 Chr 2:45). Rehoboam fortified it (2 Chr 11:7) to protect his capital city (Jerusalem) from attacks from the south (Philistines,
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