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Bozrah (in Edom)
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The capital city of Edom from approximately 800–582 bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bozrah. 1. Well-fortified city in northern Edom (Gn 36:33; 1 Chr 1:44) regarded as impossible to conquer because it was protected by cliffs on three sides. Located 30 miles north of Petra, at modern Buseirah, it controlled the traffic on the King’s Highway. Bozrah was mentioned as one of the strongholds
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BOZRAH1. Well-fortified city in northern Edom (Gn 36:33; 1 Chr 1:44), regarded as impossible to conquer because it was protected by cliffs on three sides. Located 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) north of Petra, at modern Buseirah, it controlled the traffic on the King’s Highway. Bozrah was mentioned as one
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bozrah (boz´ruh; Heb., “fortress, enclosure”).1 The chief city of northern Edom, 3,608 feet above sea level, overlooking the Wadi el-Hamayida, eight miles south of modern Tafileh and five miles northwest of the highest point on the plateau. Excavations reveal that it flourished in the seventh and sixth
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BOZRAH. 1. A city of Edom whose early king was Jobab (Gn. 36:33; 1 Ch. 1:44). Its later overthrow was predicted by Amos (1:12) and taken as symbolic of the defeat of powerful Edom and of God’s avenging all his enemies (Is. 34:6; 63:1). Bozrah is usually identified with modern Buseirah, a fortified city
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bozrah (Heb. boṣrâ; Gk. Bosorra)1. The capital of Edom, modern Buseirah (208018) W of the King’s Highway in Jordan. Situated close to both valuable copper mines and the border with Judah, Bozrah’s position was one of great strategic significance. Presumably owing to prior confrontations, various OT
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
BOZRAH; BOSTRA a) An important city in northern Edom (Gen. 36:33; Amos 1:12), a symbol for the whole country of Edom (Isa. 34:6; 63:1, etc.); identified with Buseira, 30 miles south of the Dead Sea. b) A town in Moab (Jer. 48:24), probably the same as Bezer.c) A city in the Bashan, identified with Busra
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BOZRAH A city in Edom, first mentioned as the home of an Edomite king; it was the residence of Jobab the son of Zerah (Gen 36:33; 1 Chr 1:44). The city was mentioned in various oracles by the prophets (Isa 34:6; Jer 48:24, 49:13, 22; Amos 1:12); it was destroyed by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:28). The