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Beth-horon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lower Beth Horon
Beth-Horon, Lower The lower city of Beth-horon (בֵּית־הָרוֹן‎, beith-haron), a levitical city in the tribe of Ephraim.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Horon (Place)
BETH-HORON (PLACE) [Heb bêt-horôn (בֵּית־הָרֹון)]. A levitical city assigned to the tribe of Ephraim. The earliest records indicate that there were two cities known as Beth-horon, the one Lower Beth-horon and the other Upper Beth-horon, each situated on the “ascent of Beth-horon.” The later writer
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-horon
Beth-horon. Canaanite place-name perhaps meaning “the house of Hauron,” the god of the underworld. Beth-horon was a dual settlement 10 and 12 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Upper Beth-horon is modern Beit ‘Ûr al-Fôqâ; lower Beth-horon is Beit ‘Ûr al-Tahtâ, at a lower altitude and almost 2 miles farther
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Horon
Beth-Horon beth-hôrʹən [Heb. bêṯ-ḥôrôn—prob ‘place of the hollow’ (other Hebrew forms occur); Gk. Beth-ōrōn]. The name of two towns, Beth-horon the Upper (Josh. 16:5) and Beth-horon the Nether or Lower (Josh. 16:3), located a few miles apart in the pass that ascends from the plain of Aijalon
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Horon
BETH-HORON Canaanite place-name perhaps meaning “the house of Hauron,” the god of the underworld. Beth-horon was a dual settlement 10 and 12 miles (16.1 and 19.3 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem. Located on the boundary between the tribal territories of Ephraim and Benjamin (Jos 16:3, 5), the twin
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beth-Horon
Beth-horon (beth-hor´uhn; Heb., “house of [the god] Horon”), a city assigned to the levitical family of Kohath (Josh. 21:22; 1 Chron. 6:68), near the border of Benjamin (Josh. 18:13, 14). “Upper” and “Lower” Beth-horon are frequently distinguished as two villages built by Sheerah, the daughter of Beraiah
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Horon
BETH-HORON. The name of twin towns near the old shrine of the Canaanite god Horon, on the road from Jerusalem to the Mediterranean.Joshua, after a surprise attack to defend the new ally Gibeon against the confederacy formed in alarm by five kings under Adonizedek of Jerusalem, chased the fleeing enemy
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beth-Horon
BETH-HORON. A Canaanite place-name meaning ‘house of Hauron’ (a Canaanite god of the underworld). Upper Beth-horon (Jos. 16:5) is modern Beit ‘Ǔr al-Fôqâ, 617 m above sea-level, 16 km NW of Jerusalem, and Lower Beth-horon (Jos. 16:3) is Beit ‘Ǔr al-Taḥtâ, 400 m above the sea and 2 km farther NW.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Horon
Beth-Horon (Heb. bēṯ-ḥôrôn)A levitical city in the tribal territory of Ephraim (Josh. 21:22; 1 Chr. 6:68). The name means “house of Horon” (perhaps a Canaanite deity). Twin cities are indicated: Lower Beth-horon was assigned to Ephraim (Josh. 16:3), while Upper Beth-horon was on the border between
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Horon
Beth-Horon [bĕth hôrˊən] (Heb. bêṯ-ḥôrôn, probably “house of [the deity] Hauron”). The name of two cities, namely, Upper and Lower Beth-horon (1 Chr. 7:24), located on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:3, 5; 18:13–14), about 16 km. (10 mi.) and 12 km. (11 mi.) northwest
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Horon
BETH-HORON A town in the territory of Ephraim, on the border of Benjamin (Josh. 16:5, 18:13–14). There were in fact two places, adjacent to each other and distinguished by the descriptions ‘upper’ and ‘lower’. The upper town was a key point on one of the main roads leading from the Plain to the Judean
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Horon
HORON הרןI. In the OT, Horon is a divine element in the place-name Beth-Horon (House of Horon; Ges.18 146). Two cities were known as Beth-Horon, the one Lower Beth-Horon (bēt ʿūr el-fōqa; 16 km nw of Jerusalem) and the other Upper Beth-Horon (bēt ʿūr et-taḥta; 18 km nw of Jerusalem). The toponym
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