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BETH-ASHBEA (PLACE) [Heb bêt ʾašbēaʿ (בֵּית אַשְׁבֵּעַ)]. Location of a family or guild of linen workers descended from Shelah, son of Judah (1 Chr 4:21). Although older translations (e.g. KJV) understood Ashbea as referring to the family of the linen workers it is now accepted that the name refers
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-ashbea. Place where certain families descended from Judah were known for their production of linen (1 Chr 4:21). The kjv renders “Ashbea” as a family name rather than a place of residence. Its location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BETH-ASHBEA Place where certain families descended from Judah were known for their production of linen (1 Chr 4:21). The kjv renders “Ashbea” as a family name rather than a place of residence.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Ashbea [bĕth ăshˊbĭ ə] (Heb. bēṯ ˒ašbēa˓). The residence of the “house of linen workers,” probably a guild tracing its origins to (or under the leadership of) Shelah the son of Judah (1 Chr. 4:21; the KJV reads it as a proper name, “house of Ashbea”). Neither the people nor the town is
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BETH-ASH´BEA (beth-̀ashʹbe-a). The place where “the families of the house of the linen workers” resided. The KJV renders just Ashbea and mentions him as the head of this branch of the descendants of Shelah, the son of Judah (1 Chron. 4:21).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia