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Cistern of Sirah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cistern of Sirah
Cistern of Sirah (בּוֹר הַסִּרָה‎, bor hassirah). A well near Hebron from which Joab’s messenger brought Abner to Joab (2 Sam 3:26; compare Josephus, Antiquities, 7.1.5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sirah, Cistern of (Place)
SIRAH, CISTERN OF (PLACE) [Heb bôr hasirâ (בֹּור הַסִרָה)]. A well N of Hebron where Joab’s messengers found Abner, intending to bring him back to Hebron to murder him (2 Sam 3:26). The site is usually identified with the modern Siret el-Bellā N of Hebron (M.R. 159108). Josephus (Ant 7.1.5) locates
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sirah
Sirah. Well or cistern where Joab’s messengers intercepted Abner as he returned from pledging allegiance to David in Hebron (2 Sm 3:26). Its site is probably the same as the present ‛Ain Sarah, located about one and a half miles northwest of Hebron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sirah
Sirah sīʹrə, CISTERN OF [Heb. bôr hassîrâ—‘pit/cistern of Sîrahʾ]; AV WELL OF SIRAH; NEB POOL OF SIRAH. The site from which Joab deceitfully recalled his rival Abner to Hebron in order to assassinate him in vengeance for the slaying of Asahel (2 S. 3:26; cf. v 27; 2:18–23). Josephus (Ant. vii.1.5
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sirah
SIRAH Well or cistern where Joab’s messengers intercepted Abner as he returned from pledging allegiance to David in Hebron (2 Sm 3:26). Its site is probably the same as the present ‘Ain Sarah, located about one and a half miles (2.4 kilometers) northwest of Hebron.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sirah, Cistern Of
Sirah (s´rah), cistern of, the location from which the rebellious Absalom was called by Joab, who subsequently killed him (2 Sam. 3:26–27). It is probably near Hebron, but its location is not precisely known. See also Absalom; Joab.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sirah
SIRAH. Joab called Abner by messengers from the well of Sirah to Hebron and treacherously murdered him (2 Sam 3:26–27). The well of Sirah has been identified with the modern ’Ain Sarah, a mile or more NW of Hebron.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sirah, Cistern of
SIRAH, CISTERN OF (av ‘well of Sirah’). The place from which Joab secretly recalled Abner, former captain of Saul’s armies, following his visit to David to discuss the surrender of Israel. Unknown to David, Joab slew Abner (2 Sa. 3:26). Probably modern Ain Sarah, 2 1/2 km NW of Hebron.J.A.T.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sirah, Cistern of
Sirah, Cistern of (Heb. bôr hassirâ)A place from which Joab summoned Abner before killing him (2 Sam. 3:26), according to Josephus (Ant. 7.1.5 [34]) 4 km. (2.5 mi.) N of Hebron. More than one location has been suggested, including Ṣîret el-Bellāʿ (159108).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sirah, Cistern of
SIRAH [sīˊrə], CISTERN OF (Heb. bôr hassirâ “cistern of the thornbush”). A place from which Joab summoned Abner before killing him (2 Sam. 3:26), according to Josephus (Ant. vii.1.5 [34]) 4 km. (2.5 mi.) north of Hebron. More than one location near Hebron has been suggested, including Ṣîret
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sirah, Cistern Of
SIRAH, CISTERN OF A well to the north of Hebron where the messengers of Joab found Abner. Joab subsequently murdered Abner (2 Sam 3:26).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sirah
Si´rah (the turning), The well of, from which Abner was recalled by Joab to his death at Hebron. 2 Sam. 3:26 only. It was apparently on the northern road from Hebron. There is a spring and reservoir on the western side of the ancient northern road, about one mile out of Hebron, which is called Ain Sara.
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