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Ezem
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ezem
Ezem (עֶצֶם‎, etsem). A town assigned first to the tribe of Judah and then later to the tribe of Simeon (Josh 15:29; Josh 19:3; 1 Chr 4:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ezem (Place)
EZEM (PLACE) [Heb ʿeṣem (עֶצֶם)]. A settlement of the tribe of Simeon (Josh 15:29). The KJV variant, Azem, derives from a Masoretic pausal form in Joshua. Ezem appears twice in Joshua; in 15:29 it is listed as part of the tribe of Judah, and in 19:3 it is a Simeonite settlement. It is also listed as
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ezem
Ezem. City alloted to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:29, kjv Azem), then later to Simeon’s tribe, for an inheritance (Jos 19:3, kjv Azem; 1 Chr 4:29). Joshua 15 locates the city in the extreme southern part of Canaan (v 21). Its exact location is in question, but Umm el-‛Azem near Beersheba has been suggested.
Azem
Azem. kjv form of Ezem, a town in the Negeb desert area, in Joshua 15:29 and 19:3.See Ezem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ezem
Ezem ēʹzəm [Heb. ʿāṣem (Josh. 15:29; 19:3)]; AV AZEM; [ʿeṣem (1 Ch. 4:29)]. The Hebrew spelling with ā is a Masoretic pausal form, which the AV rendered literally. Ezem was a city of Simeon somewhere in the Negeb, perhaps to be identified with Umm el-ʿAzam, about 20 km (12 m) SE of Beer-sheba.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ezem
EZEM City allotted to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:29), then later to Simeon’s tribe, for an inheritance (Jos 19:3; 1 Chr 4:29). Joshua 15 locates the city in the extreme southern part of Canaan.
Azem
AZEM* kjv form of Ezem, a town in the Negev Desert area, in Joshua 15:29 and 19:3. See Ezem.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ezem
Ezem (ee´zuhm; Heb., “bone”), a town in southern Judah counted as belonging to both Judah (Josh. 15:29) and Simeon (19:3). Since the tribe of Simeon was early assimilated into Judah, the town was probably originally assigned to Simeon, but was absorbed into Judah as Simeon lost its identity (note Gen.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Azem
AZEM. A town in the Negeb district of Judah later assigned to Simeon (Josh 15:29; 19:3). It is spelled Ezem in 1 Chr 4:29. Since it is mentioned near Arad in the list of towns pillaged by Pharaoh Shishak, it may be identified with Umm el->Azam, 12 miles SE of Beer-sheba.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ezem
Ezem (Heb. ʿeṣem)A town allocated to Simeon (Josh. 19:3; 1 Chr. 4:29), later included in Judah when Simeon was assimilated (Josh. 15:29). The site has tentatively been identified with Umm el-ʿAzam (140055), ca. 36 km. (20 mi.) SE of Beer-sheba. Its possible mention on an ostracon from Tell esh-Shariʿa
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ezem
Ezem [ēˊzəm] (Heb. ˓āṣem). A city in the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:29); also assigned to Simeon as part of that tribe’s inheritance (19:3; 1 Chr. 4:29, ˓eṣem). At Josh. 15:29; 19:3 the KJV transliterates the Hebrew name as “Azem.” It has been proposed that the site is modern Umm el-˓Azam,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Azem
A´zem (bone), a city in the extreme south of Judah, Josh. 15:29, afterwards allotted to Simeon. Josh. 19:3. Elsewhere it is Ezem.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ezem
E´ZEM (ēʹzĕm; a “bone”). A city in the tribe of Simeon, originally included within the southern territory of Judah, near Baalah (or Balah or Bilhah) and Eltolad (Josh. 15:29; 19:3; 1 Chron. 4:29). Probably Ummel ‘Azam, eleven miles SE of Beersheba.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ezem
EzemEzem (eeʹzem; Heb., ‘bone’), a town in southern Judah counted as belonging to both Judah (Josh. 15:29) and Simeon (Josh. 19:3). Since the tribe of Simeon was early assimilated into Judah, the town was probably originally assigned to Simeon but was absorbed into Judah as Simeon lost its identity
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