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Beth-haccherem
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on a hill just south of Jerusalem, on which signal fires could be set (Jer 6:1). According to Neh 3:14, it was ruled by Malchijah the son of Rechab. Its location is uncertain, though Jerome states that he could see it from Bethlehem. Ein Kerem is one possible location. Ramat Rahel, south of Jerusalem, is another plausible location.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Haccherem
Beth-Haccherem (בַּיִת הַ כֶּרֶם‎, bayith ha kerem). A city on a hill just south of Jerusalem, on which signal fires could be set (Jer 6:1). According to Neh 3:14, it was ruled by Malchijah the son of Rechab. Its location is uncertain, though Jerome states that he could see it from Bethlehem. Ein Kerem
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Haccherem (Place)
BETH-HACCHEREM (PLACE) [Heb bêt hakkerem (בֵּית הַכֶּרֶם)]. One of five districts, or district capitals, of the province of Judah during the Persian Period. Neh 3:14 indicates it was ruled by Malchijah, son of Rechab. According to Jer 6:1, a fire signal station was located there.Both 3QInv (3Q15) and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-haccherem, Beth-haccerem
Beth-haccherem, Beth-haccerem. Town in the hilly area between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The prophet Jeremiah referred to signal fires set at Beth-haccherem (kjv Beth-haccerem) to warn of invasion from the north (Jer 6:1). Malchijah is mentioned as a political leader in Beth-haccherem in Nehemiah’s time
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Haccherem
Beth-Haccherem beth-ha-keʹrəm [Heb. Bêṯ-hakkerem—‘house (place) of the vineyard’; Gk. Bēthachcharma]; AV BETH-HACCEREM; NEB BETH-HAKKEREM.A district in Judea ruled by Malchiah as governor in the days of Nehemiah (Neh. 3:14). Jeremiah seems to indicate that it was a vantage point from which signal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Hakkerem
BETH-HAKKEREM Town in the hilly area between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The prophet Jeremiah referred to signal fires set at Beth-hakkerem to warn of invasion from the north (Jer 6:1). Malchijah is mentioned as a political leader in Beth-hakkerem in Nehemiah’s time (Neh 3:14).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Haccerem
BETH-HACCEREM. A town in Judah, Modern Khirbet Salih, near Ramat Rahel, two miles N of Bethlehem. Its name means “settlement of the vineyard.” The list of hidden treasure on the Dead Sea Copper Scroll locates Beth-haccerem just before the tomb of Absalom which was in the Valley of the King (2 Sam 18:18).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Haccherem
Beth-Haccherem (Heb. bêṯ-hakkerem)A town 4 km. (2.58 mi.) S of Jerusalem, most recently identified with Ramat Raḥel (1708.1275). It was noted as the site of a “fire signal station,” where signal messages to and from Jerusalem and surrounding towns and military sites would be relayed (Jer. 6:1). During
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Haccherem
Beth-Haccherem [bĕthˊhă kĭrˊəm] (Heb. bêṯ-hakkerem “house of the vineyard”).† Chief city of a district not far from Jerusalem (Neh. 3:14; KJV, NIV “Beth-haccerem”) and an elevated area from which smoke or fire signals would be visible (Jer. 6:1; NIV “Beth Hakkerem”). It may be the Karem
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Haccerem
BETH-HACCEREM A place near Jerusalem in the territory of Judah. The name does not occur in the early books of the Bible but the Septuagint includes it in addition to the names given in Joshua (15:59). Jeremiah (6:1) mentions Beth-Haccerem as the place where fire signals were set up in time of war. After
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-haccerem
Beth-hac´cerem (house of the vine). Neh. 3:14; Jer. 6:1. A beacon station near Tekoa, supposed to be the Frank Mountain, a few miles southeast of Bethlehem.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Haccherem
BETH-HACCHE´REM (Neh. 3:14, NASB; beth-hak-eʹrem), Beth Hakkerem (Neh. 3:14; Jer. 6:1, NIV; pronunciation the same as above), Bethhaccerem (Neh. 3:14; Jer. 6:1, KJV; Jer. 6:1, NASB; beth-hakʹse-rim; marg., Jer. 6:1, NASB, “house of the vineyard”). A Judean town of such commanding height as to be a place
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Haccerem
Beth-Hacceremhouse of a vineyard, a place in the tribe of Judah (Neh. 3:14) where the Benjamites were to set up a beacon when they heard the trumpet against the invading army of the Babylonians (Jer. 6:1). It is probable that this place is the modern ‘Ain Karim, or “well of the vineyards,” near which
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