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Bosor
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bosor
Bosor (Βοσόρ, Bosor). A city in the land of Gilead that was taken over by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:26, 36).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bosor (Place)
BOSOR (PLACE) [Gk Bosor (Βοσορ)]. One of five sites in Gilead in which Jews were taken captive by gentile inhabitants (1 Macc 5:25, 36). The city is usually identified with Buṣr el-Ḥarīri, approximately 70 km E of the Sea of Galilee, perhaps the same site as “Bezer in the wilderness” mentioned in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bosor
Bosor bōʹsôr [Gk. Bosor].1. NEB BEZER. A city taken by Judas Maccabeus “in the land of Gilead” (1 Macc. 5:26, 36), identified with Buṣr el-Ḥarîri, on the southern edge of el-Lejā.See WHAB, plate VIII; GTTOT, map V.2. (2 Pet. 2:15, AV). See Beor 2.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bosor (Place)
BOSOR (Place) City in Gilead captured by Judas Maccabeus in order to rescue the Jews living there (1 Macc 5:26, 36). Today this city is known as Busr El-Hariri. See Bozrah #3.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bosor (Place)
Bosor (Gk. Bosór) (PLACE)A city in Gilead captured by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 5:25, 36). It has been identified with Buṣr el-Ḥarîri, on the southern edge of el-Lejā.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOSOR
BOSOR<bo’-sor> ([Βοσόρ, Bosor]):1. A city named among those taken by Judas Maccabeus “in the land of Gilead” (1 Macc 5:26, 36). From the towns named it is evident that this phrase is elastic, covering territory beyond what is usually called the land of Gilead. Possibly therefore Bosor may be
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bosor
Bosor boh′sor (Βοσόρ G1082 [not in NIV]). (1) One of several towns in Gilead that persecuted its Jewish residents and was subsequently captured by Judas Maccabee (1 Macc. 5:26, 36). It is usually identified with the modern Buṣr el-Ḥariri, some 40 mi. E of the Sea of Galilee.(2) An alternate name
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bosor
BOSOR, bōʹsor (Βοσόρ, Bosór):(1) A city named among those taken by Judas Maccabaeus “in the land of Gilead” (1 Macc 5:26, 36). From the towns named it is evident that this phrase is elastic, covering territory beyond what is usually called the land of Gilead. Possibly therefore Bosor may be identical
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOSOR
BOSOR boh´sor [Βόσορ Bosor]. 1. A city in Gilead where JUDAS Maccabeus rescued besieged Jews (1 Macc 5:26, 36). Located 40 mi. east of the Sea of Galilee it is likely the site of modern Bosra al Harir.2. A scribal error for BEOR in 2 Pet 2:15.