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Elasa
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The place where, according to 1 Maccabees 9:5, Judas Maccabeus died during his last fight with the army of Bacchides (160 bc). The precise location of Elasa is debated; it could be identified as Khirbet Ilʿasa or Khirbet el-ʿAšši.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elasa
Elasa (Ἐλασα, Elasa). The place where, according to 1 Maccabees 9:5, Judas Maccabeus died during his last fight with the army of Bacchides (160 bc). The precise location of Elasa is debated; it could be identified as Khirbet Ilʿasa or Khirbet el-ʿAšši.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elasa (Place)
ELASA (PLACE) [Gk Elasa(Ἐλασα)]. The site of Judas Maccabeus’ last stand against the army of Bacchides in the year 160 b.c.e. (1 Macc 9:5). The major proposals for identifying the site have located it either at Khirbet Ilʿasa (Loewenstamm EncMiqr 1: 371–72), which lies between Upper and Lower Beth-horon,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elasa
Elasa elʹə-sə [Gk. Alasa]; AV ELEASA; NEB ALASA. The place where Judas Maccabeus pitched his camp before the battle in which he was overwhelmed by the Syrians and slain in 161 b.c. (1 Macc. 9:5). It probably corresponds to the modern Khirbet el-ʿAshshī between Lower and Upper Beth-horon.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elasa
ELASA Mentioned in 1 Maccabees 9:5 as the place where Judas Maccabeus pitched his tents when Bacchides engaged him in battle and Judas was killed (9:18). It is usually identified with Il’asa near Beth-horon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elasa
Elasa (Gk. Elasa)The site where Judas Maccabeus pitched his camp before the battle against Bacchides in 161 b.c.e. (1 Macc. 9:5). Although most of Judas’ 3000 troops deserted when confronted by the much larger Syrian forces (outnumbered more than seven to one), Judas succeeded in defeating the opponent’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elasa
Elasa [ĕlˊə sə] (Gk. Elasa). The place where Judas Maccabeus encamped prior to the battle in which he was slain in 161 B.C. (1 Macc. 9:5). Many of Judas’ three thousand troops deserted when confronted by Syrian forces which outnumbered them more than seven to one; nevertheless, Judas was able to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elasa
ELASA A region near Beth-horon (probably modern Ramallah or Khirbet Ilʿasa). The site is best known for the final battle of Judas Maccabeus against Bacchides in 160 b.c. (1 Macc 9:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELASA
ELASA<el’-a-sa>, <ele-a’sa> ([Ἀλασά, Alasa]; the King James Version Eleasa): The place where Judas pitched his camp before the battle in which he was overwhelmed and slain (1 Macc 9:5). It probably corresponds to the modern Khirbet il`asa, between the two Beth-horons.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Elasa
Elasa el’uh-suh (Ελασα, from Heb. אֶלְעָשָׂהH543, “God has made”; see Elasah). KJV Eleasa. The place where Judas Maccabee lay encamped when Bacchides advanced upon him in 160 B.C. (1 Macc. 9:5). In the ensuing battle, Judas was killed. The site has often been identified with Khirbet Ilʿasa, near Beth
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Elasa
ELASA, elʹa-sa (Ἀλασά, Alasá; AV Eleasa, el-ē̇-ā’sa): The place where Judas pitched his camp before the battle in which he was overwhelmed and slain (1 Macc 9:5). It probably corresponds to the modern Khirbet ilʽasā, between the two Bethhorons.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELASA
ELASA el´uh-suh [Ἐλασά Elasa]. The location in Judea near Beth-horon where JUDAS Maccabeus was killed while leading his forces against the army of Bacchides (1 Macc 9:5).
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