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Etam (of Simeon)
A town of the tribe of Simeon (1 Ch 4:32).
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Etam (Place)
ETAM (PLACE) [Heb ʿêṭām (עֵיטָם)]. Two places in the Hebrew Bible.1. Town in the N hill country of Judah, listed among the cities fortified by Rehoboam near the beginning of his reign (2 Chr 11:6). An examination of the list of cities fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr 11:5–12) shows that they form a logical
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Etam
Etam. 1. Rocky area in western Judah where Samson hid from his pursuers (Jgs 15:8, 11).Scene south of Bethlehem and presumably near Etam.2. Unknown site located in Simeonite territory (1 Chr 4:32).3. Town in the Judean uplands near Bethlehem fortified by Rehoboam of Judah after the division of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Etam (of Simeon)
2. A town assigned to Simeon (1 Ch. 4:32), though not mentioned in Simeon’s inheritance according to Josh. 19. Its location is unknown.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Etam
ETAM1. Rocky area in western Judah where Samson hid from his pursuers (Jgs 15:8, 11).2. Unknown site located in Simeonite territory (1 Chr 4:32).3. Town in the Judean uplands near Bethlehem fortified by Rehoboam of Judah after the division of the kingdom (2 Chr 11:6). It is identified with Khirbet
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Etam
Etam (ee´tuhm).1 The place where Samson defeated the Philistines and was subsequently delivered to them by the people of Judah (Judg. 15:8, 11).2 A village in the territory of Simeon (1 Chron. 4:32), possibly identified with 3.3 A city near Bethlehem fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chron. 11:6).4 The Israelites’
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Etam
ETAM1. One of five cities belonging to Simeon (1 Chr 4:32). Two adjacent cities were Ain and Rimmon. Etam was located in the extreme southern part of Simeon, among the Negeb Hills near Beer-Sheba. Its exact site is unknown.2. In 2 Chr 11:6 mention is made of a second site named Etam adjacent to Bethlehem
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Etam
ETAM. 1. A place in the hill-country of Judah, rebuilt by Rehoboam (2 Ch. 11:6), probably referred to in 1 Ch. 4:3, and in the lxx of Jos. 15:59 (Aitan). The site is usually identified with modern Khirbet el-H̬oh̬, some 10½ km SSW of Jerusalem. 2. A village in the territory of Simeon (1 Ch. 4:32). The
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Etam
Etam (Heb. ʿêṭām)1. The place where Samson lodged after his slaughter of the Philistines following the murder of his wife and stepfather (Judg. 15:8). While staying at the rock of Etam, men of Judah came to Samson with the goal of delivering him into the hands of the Philistines (Judg. 15:11). The
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Etam
E´tam (lair of wild beasts).1. A village of the tribe of Simeon, specified only in the list in 1 Chron. 4:32; comp. Josh. 19:7.2. A place in Judah, fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam. 2 Chron. 11:6. Here, according to the statements of Josephus and the Talmudists, were the sources of the water from
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Etam
E´TAM (ēʹtam; “hawk ground”).1. The “rock of Etam” was the place to which Samson retired after his slaughter of the Philistines (Judg. 15:8, 11). It is probably to be located near Zorah at ‘Arak Isma’in.2. A city of Judah fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chron. 11:6), probably, from its position in the list,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Etam
Etameyrie. (1.) A village of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:32). Into some cleft (“top,” A.V.,; R.V., “cleft”) of a rock here Samson retired after his slaughter of the Philistines (Judg. 15:8, 11). It was a natural stronghold. It has been identified with Beit ‘Atab, west of Bethlehem, near Zorah and