The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashan (עָשָׁן‎, ashan). Also called “Borashan.” City assigned to the tribe of Judah that later was allotted to the Simeonites; located near Beer-sheba (Josh 15:42; 19:7; 1 Sam 30:30; 1 Chr 4:32; 6:59).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Borashan. Alternate name for Ashan, a town originally assigned to Judah’s tribe, in 1 Samuel 30:30.See Ashan.
Chor-ashan. kjv rendering of Borashan in 1 Samuel 30:30. Borashan was an alternate name for Ashan, a town originally in Judah’s territory.See Ashan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Borashan bôr-ashʹən [Heb. bôr-‘āšān]. A correction of the MT in the RSV and NEB in 1 S. 30:30 for AV “Chor-ashan.” Probably the same as Ashan (Josh. 15:42; 1 Ch. 4:32; 6:59).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BOR-ASHAN Alternate name for Ashan, a town originally assigned to Judah’s tribe, in 1 Samuel 30:30. See Ashan.
CHOR-ASHAN* kjv rendering of Bor-ashan in 1 Samuel 30:30. Bor-ashan was an alternate name for Ashan, a town originally in Judah’s territory. See Ashan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHORASHAN. Found only in 1 Sam 30:30 (KJV). RSV refers to the city as Borashan. It is probably the same as Ashan. Located in the Shephelah, it was originally assigned to Simeon, but in David’s administration it became a Levitical city of Judah (Josh 15:42; 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32; 6:59). See Ashan.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Borashan (Heb. bôr-ʿāšān)A place (“cistern” or “well of Ashan”) in the south of Judah to which David sent part of the spoils of his victory over the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:30). It is perhaps the same as Ashan.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Borashan [bôr āˊ shən] (Heb. bôr-˓ašān “cistern” or “well of Ashan”). A place in the south of Judah (1 Sam. 30:30), perhaps the same as Ashan. The KJV reads “Chor-ashan,” following the Second Rabbinic Bible of Jacob ben Chayyim (1524/25).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chora´shan. 1 Sam. 30:30. It may, perhaps, be identified with Ashan of Simeon.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BOR´-ASHAN (borʹa-shan; “smoking furnace”). A place named (1 Sam. 30:30) as the scene of David’s hunting exploits; also probably identical with Ashan of Simeon (Josh. 15:42; 19:7).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chor-ashansmoking furnace, one of the places where “David himself and his men were wont to haunt” (1 Sam. 30:30, 31). It is probably identical with Ashan (Josh. 15:42; 19:7), a Simeonite city in the Negeb, i.e., the south, belonging to Judah. The word ought, according to another reading, to be “Bor-ashan.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOR-ASHAN<bor-ash’-an>: A correction of the Massoretic Text in the American Standard Revised Version in 1 Samuel 30:30 for the King James Version “Chor-ashan” and the English Revised Version “Cor-ashan.” Probably the same as ASHAN (Joshua 15:42; 1 Chronicles 4:32; 6:59), which see.
COR-ASHAN<kor-ash’-an>, <ko-ra’-shan> (English Revised Version, the King James Version Chor-ashan; [כּוֹר עָשָׁן‎, kor ̀ashan], 1 Samuel 30:30): The original reading was probably Bor-ashan, “well of Ashan.”See ASHAN.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BOR-ASHAN (Bôr-āʹ shăn) Place-name meaning “well of smoke” or “pit of smoke.” Place in most manuscripts of 1 Sam. 30:30; others read Chor-ashan (KJV). A town of the tribe of Judah to whom David gave part of his spoils of victory. It is usually equated with Asham, the town of Judah in which Simeon
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