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Bozrah (in Edom)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bozrah, in Edom
Bozrah, in Edom (בצרה‎, btsrh). The capital city of Edom from approximately 800–582 bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bozrah (Place)
BOZRAH (PLACE) [Heb boṣrâ (בָּצְרָה)]. Three sites of antiquity possessed this name. Two are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and the third is mentioned in the apocryphal writings and secular sources.1. Bozrah in Edom. According to Gen 36:33 and 1 Chr 1:44, Bozrah was associated with Jobab the son of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bozrah
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
Bozrah
1. An oasis city of great antiquity, the capital and northern metropolis of Edom, through which ran the principal highways (Gen. 36:33; 1 Ch. 1:44; Isa. 34:6; 63:1; Jer. 49:13; Am. 1:12; [Mic. 2:12?]). It was noted for its weaving industry and its export of dyed garments. It may be modern Buṣeirah,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bozrah
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
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
Bozrah
BOZRAH1. A very ancient city, a capital of Edom, about 18 miles SE of the Dead Sea (Gen 36:33; 1 Chr 1:44; Isa 34:6; 63:1; Jer 49:13, 22; Amos 1:12), identified with the village of Buseirah on a virtually impregnable spur of a ridge, guarded on three sides by deep wadis.2. Mentioned in Jer 48:24 as
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bozrah
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
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
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
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
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