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Bethbasi
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bethbasi
Bethbasi (Βαιθβασι, Baithbasi). A city in the Judaean wilderness where Jonathan Maccabeus and Simon Maccabeus defeated Bacchides and fortified the ruins (1 Macc 9:60–68).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bethbasi (Place)
BETHBASI (PLACE) [Gk Baithbasi (Βαιθβασι)]. A city in the wilderness of Judah to which Jonathan, Simon, and their followers retreated (1 Macc 9:62) from Bacchides, a friend of the Seleucid king Demetrius I Soter, who appointed him governor (7:8) of the province named Beyond the River (i.e. west of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bethbasi
Bethbasi beth-bāʹsī [Gk. Baithbasi, perhaps < Heb. bêṯ-beṣî-‘place of marshes’] (1 Macc. 9:62, 64). A place in the Wilderness of Judah refortified by Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus. It was subsequently attacked by Bacchides, but he was driven off. Today it is identified with Khirbet Beit Baṣṣi,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bethbasi
BETHBASI Town in the Judean wilderness where Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus took refuge from General Bacchides and, having fortified it successfully, withstood the onslaught of the Syrian forces (1 Macc 9:62–68). After that defeat Bacchides was forced to make peace with Jonathan (vv 69–73).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bethbasi
Bethbasi (Gk. Baithbasi)A place in the wilderness SE of Jerusalem which Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus defended against Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:62, 64).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bethbasi
Bethbasi [bĕth bāˊsī] (Gk. Baithbasi, possibly from Heb. bêṯ-beṣî “place of marshes”). A place in the wilderness southeast of Jerusalem which Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus defended against Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:62, 64).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETHBASI
BETHBASI<beth-ba’-si> ([Βαυθβασί, Baithbasi]): The name may mean “place of marshes” = Hebrew [beth-betsi]. According to G. A. Smith there is a Wady el-Bassah East of Tekoa in the wilderness of Judea. The name means “marsh,” which Dr. Smith thinks impossible, and really “an echo of an ancient name.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bethbasi
Bethbasi beth-bay′si (Βαιθβασι). Also Beth-basi. A village in the Judean wilderness, fortified by Jonathan and Simon (see Maccabee); it withstood a siege by Bacchides, the Hellenistic governor of the W Euphrates under King Demetrius I (1 Macc. 9:62–64). The abortive invasion (158–157 b.c.) ended in peace
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bethbasi
BETHBASI, beth-bāʹsī (Βαιθβασί, Baithbasí): The name may mean “place of marshes” = Heb bēth-beçī. According to G. A. Smith there is a Wādy el-Bassah E. of Tekoa in the wilderness of Judaea. The name means “marsh,” which Dr. Smith thinks impossible, and really “an echo of an ancient name.” Jonathan
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BETHBASI
BETHBASI beth-bay´si [Βαιθβασί Baithbasi]. A village located southeast of Bethlehem, about 3 mi. northeast of Tekoa (modern Khirbet Beit Bassi), to which Jonathan, Simon, and followers retreated from Bacchides (1 Macc 9:62).Bibliography: Jonathan A. Goldstein. 1 Maccabees. AB 41 (1984).PAUL L. REDDITT