Bozrah (of Gilead)
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bozrah (of Gilead)
3. [Gk. Bosorra]; AV BOSORA. A city in Gilead captured by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 5:26, 28). Probably identical with modern Buṣra-Eski Shâm, the Buṣruna of the Amarna Letters, and Roman Bostra, it was an important caravan center 67 mi (108 km) S of Damascus and 22 mi (35 km) E of Der’a (Edrei) on
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
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 New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOZRAH boz´ruh [בָּצְרָהbotsrah; Βοσόρρα Bosorra]. The Hebrew word botsrah means “enclosure” or “fortified place” and may refer to the defensive features of the three cities that bear the name. 1. A city in Moab, probably the same as BEZER, a Reubenite city of refuge (Jer 48:24).2. An important city