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Bozrah (in Moab)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city of refuge east of the Jordan River, assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8).As a city of refuge, Bezer was assigned to the Merarites, a Levite clan (Josh 21:36; 1 Chr 6:78). In the Mesha Stele, the Moabite king Mesha claims to have rebuilt Bezer after taking it from Israel (line 27). It is listed among other Moabite cities in Jer 48:24, where it is called Bozrah. It is perhaps the same as “Bosor,” mentioned in 1 Maccabees 5:36.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bezer
Bezer (בֶּצֶר‎, betser, betser; בָּצְרָה‎, botsrah, batsrah). A city of refuge east of the Jordan River, assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8).As a city of refuge, Bezer was assigned to the Merarites, a Levite clan (Josh 21:36; 1 Chr 6:78). In the Mesha Stele, the Moabite king Mesha claims
Bozrah, in Edom
Bozrah, in Edom (בצרה‎, btsrh). The capital city of Edom from approximately 800–582 bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bezer (Place)
BEZER (PLACE) [Heb beṣer (בֶּצֶר)]. A city of refuge in Transjordan, located “in the wilderness on the tableland for the Reubenites” (Deut 4:43; cf. Josh 20:8). Bezer was one of three cities of refuge established by Moses to the east of the Jordan; the other two places of asylum were Ramoth in Gilead
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
Bezer (Place)
Bezer (Place). City of refuge in Reuben’s desert territory east of the Jordan River (Dt 4:43; Jos 20:8), later allotted to the Merari family of Levites (Jos 21:36; 1 Chr 6:78). It is probably a variant spelling of Bozrah in Jeremiah 48:24. According to the Moabite Stone, Bezer was among the cities rebuilt
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
Bezer
Bezer bēʹzər [Heb. beṣer—‘strong’]. A city of refuge set apart by Moses for the Reubenites and located in the “plain country” (or tableland, Heb. mîšôr), E of the Jordan, later assigned to this tribe by Joshua (Dt. 4:43; Josh. 20:8). The NEB always lists it as “Bezer-in-the-wilderness.” The same
Bozrah
2. A city in Moab mentioned in Jer. 48:24. It is probably identical with Bezer (GAB) the Levitical city of refuge, 15 mi (24 km) E of the point where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea. It cannot be identified with any certainty.D. B. Pecota
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
Bezer (Place)
BEZER (Place) City of refuge in Reuben’s desert territory east of the Jordan River (Dt 4:43; Jos 20:8), later allotted to the Merari family of Levites (Jos 21:36; 1 Chr 6:78). It is probably a variant spelling of Bozrah in Jeremiah 48:24. According to the Moabite Stone, Bezer was among the cities rebuilt
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
Bezer
BEZER1. A city of refuge designated by Moses and also Joshua in the territory of Reuben E of the mouth of Jordan in the tableland (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8). It was assigned by lot as also a place of residence for the family of Merari of the tribe of Levi (Josh 21:36; 1 Chr 6:63, 78).2. A son of Zophah
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
Bezer (Place)
Bezer (Heb. beṣer) (PLACE)A city in Transjordan’s wilderness in the territory of Reuben (Deut. 4:43). It was assigned to the Levites and designated a city of refuge (Josh. 20:8; 21:36). According to the Mesha Stone (l. 27), it was reconquered and fortified by the Moabite king Mesha.The location and
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bezer (Place)
BEZER [bēˊzər] (Heb. beṣer “inaccessible”) (PLACE). A city of refuge (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8) and a levitical city (21:36; 1 Chr. 6:78) in Transjordan, perhaps the same city as Bozrah (Jer. 48:24). According to the Moabite Stone, the city was rebuilt and repopulated by the people of Dibon. Bezer
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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