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Bezek (1 Sa 11:8)
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A city where King Saul mustered an army for battle against the Ammonites (1 Sam 11:8). The author of 1 Samuel includes a census of the forces from Israel and Judah.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BEZEK (PLACE) [Heb bezeq (בֶּזֶק)]. The site where the tribes of Judah and Simeon defeated Adoni-bezek (Judg 1:4–5). Bezek is also mentioned in 1 Sam 11:8–11 as the site where Saul took a census of the people during his campaign to save the residents of Jabesh-gilead from Nahash the Ammonite.To identify
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bezek. 1. Site of a major victory for the tribes of Simeon and Judah over the Perizzites and Cannanites (Jgs 1:3–7). Adoni-bezek, which means “Lord of Bezek,” was king of the city at that time. Bezek was perhaps located at Khirbet Bezqa, a few miles northwest of Jerusalem.2. Place where Saul gathered
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. [Gk. B Abiezek]. The place where Saul marshaled his army before marching to the relief of Jabesh-gilead (1 S. 11:8). Eusebius (Onom) speaks of two villages of this name 17 Roman mi (25 km) from Shechem, on the way to Scythopolis. No doubt Khirbet Ibzîq is intended. The army probably assembled here
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BEZEK1. Site of a major victory for the tribes of Simeon and Judah over the Perizzites and Canaanites (Jgs 1:3–7). Adoni-bezek, which means “lord of Bezek,” was king of the city at that time. Bezek was perhaps located at Khirbet Bezqa, a few miles northwest of Jerusalem.2. Place where Saul gathered
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bezek (bee´zik).1 A Canaanite city belonging to the Perizzites, ruled by Adoni-bezek, and conquered by the tribes of Judah and Simeon shortly after Joshua’s death (Judg. 1:1–7). It is usually located in north-central Canaan (see 2 below), but that site is in the territory of Manasseh. Since the tribes
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BEZEK1. The residence of Adoni-bezek (“lord of Bezek”) in Judah, near Gezer, inhabited by Canaanites and Perizzites, taken by Judah and Simeon (Jdg 1:4–5). See Adoni-bezek.2. The place where Saul marshaled his army before going to the relief of Jabesh-gilead, probably Khirbet Ibziq, in Ephraim, about
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
BEZEK The city of Adoni-Zedek, where the tribes of Judah and Simeon fought the Canaanites and the Perizzites (Judg. 1:4–7). According to the biblical account Bezek is north of Jerusalem and is possibly identical with the Bezek of 1 Samuel 11:8) where Saul conducted a census of the children of Israel.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BEZEK A town in southern Palestine that was ruled at the time of the conquest of Canaan by the Canaanite king Adonibezek. It was here that the tribes of Judah and Simeon defeated the Canaanite king (Judg 1:4–5). Saul gathered his forces against the Ammonites at a place named Bezek (1 Sam 11:8–11), but
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Be´zek (lightning).1. The residence of Adonibezek, Judges 1:5, in the lot of Judah. ver. 3.2. Where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah before going to the relief of Jabesh-gilead. 1 Sam. 11:8. This was doubtless somewhere in the centre of the country, near the Jordan valley. No identification