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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bochim (Place)
BOCHIM (PLACE) [Heb bōkı̂m (בֹּכִים)]. A place W of the Jordan River near Gilgal and Bethel, where the Israelites wept for their disobedience at the time of Joshua (Judg 2:1–5). The Hebrew and Greek names both mean “Weepers.” After entering the land of Canaan the people of Israel disobeyed God’s command
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bochim
Bochim. Place near Gilgal mentioned in Judges 2:1, 5 where the angel of the Lord confronted the nation of Israel with their failure to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants of the land. For their disobedience, judgment was pronounced. The heathen peoples would become “thorns” in their sides, and their
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bochim
Bochim bōʹkim [Heb. habbōḵîm—‘the weepers’]; NEB BOKIM. A place on the mountain W of Gilgal said to have been so named because Israel wept there at the remonstrance of the angel (Jgs. 2:1, 5). No name resembling this has been discovered. Many, following the LXX, identify it with Bethel.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bochim
BOCHIM* Place near Gilgal mentioned in Judges 2:1–5 where the angel of the Lord confronted the nation of Israel with their failure to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants of the land. For their disobedience, judgment was pronounced. The heathen peoples would become “thorns” in their sides, and their gods,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bochim
BOCHIM. A place W of Jordan near Gilgal, probably so named (lit., “the weepers”) because Israel wept there at the remonstrance of the angel of the Lord (Jdg 2:1, 5).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bochim
Bochim (Heb. bōḵɩ̂m)A place (“Weepers”) W of the Jordan River where the Israelites wept for their disobedience in breaking their covenant with the Lord (Judg. 2:4–5). The site is unknown but was probably near Gilgal, in the hill country west of Jericho. Bochim has been associated with Bethel, where
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bochim
Bochim [bōˊkĭm] (Heb. habbōḵîm “the weepers”). The name given to a place where the Israelites broke into loud weeping on account of the angel’s rebuke for their breaking the covenant (Judg. 2:5). Although the actual site is unknown, it must have been located in the hill country west of Jericho.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bochim
Bo´chim (the weepers), a place on the west of Jordan, above Gilgal; so named from the weeping of Israel. Judg. 2:1, 5.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bochim
BO´CHIM (bōʹkim; “weepers”). A place near Gilgal that was so named as a reminder of the tears shed by the unfaithful people of Israel upon God’s reproving them (Judg. 2:1, 5). It was W of the Jordan, near the Dead Sea, and probably between Bethel and Shiloh.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bochim
Bochimweepers, a place where the angel of the Lord reproved the Israelites for entering into a league with the people of the land. This caused them bitterly to weep, and hence the name of the place (Judg. 2:1, 5). It lay probably at the head of one of the valleys between Gilgal and Shiloh.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bochim
BOCHIM [BOE kem] (weepers) — a place on the mountain near Bethel where the Angel of the Lord rebuked the nation of Israel and the people repented and wept (Judg. 2:1, 5; Bokim, REB, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOCHIM
BOCHIM<bo’-kim> (הַבֹּכִים‎ [ha-bokhim]: A place on the mountain West of Gilgal said to have been so named (literally “the weepers”) because Israel wept there at the remonstrance of the angel (Judges 2:1, 5). No name resembling this has been discovered. Given on the occasion mentioned, it may not
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