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A city in the Judaean wilderness where Jonathan Maccabeus and Simon Maccabeus defeated Bacchides and fortified the ruins (1 Macc 9:60–68).
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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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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 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, 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 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