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Far House
Beth-Merhak
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Far House
Far House [Heb. bêṯ hammerḥāq—‘house (place) afar’] (2 S. 15:17, NEB); AV “a place that was far off”; RSV “at the last house”; cf. RV “Beth-merhak.” A place mentioned in the account of David’s flight from Absalom, probably not to be identified as a town.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAR HOUSE
FAR HOUSEThe marginal explanation in the Revised Version (British and American) of Beth-merhak ([בֵּית מֶּרְחָק‎, beth ha-merchaq], “house of distance”), which is given in the text of 2 Sam 15:17 instead of “a place that was far off.”See BETH-MERHAK.
BETH-MERHAK
BETH-MERHAK<beth-mer’-hak> (בֵּית הַמֶּרַחָק‎ [beth ha-merchaq]; [ἐν οἴκω̦ τω̦̂ μακράν, en oiko to makran], literally “a place (house) that was far off” (2 Samuel 15:17 the Revised Version, margin “the Far House”)): A place mentioned in the account of David’s flight from Absalom. No town of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Far House
FAR HOUSE: The marginal explanation in RV of Beth-merhak (בֵּית הַמֶּרְחָק‎, bēth ha-merḥāḳ, “house of distance”), which is given in the text of 2 S 15:17 instead of “a place that was far off.” See Beth-merhak.
Beth-Merhak
BETH-MERHAK, beth-merʹhak (בֵּית הַמֶּרְחָק‎, bēth ha-merḥāḳ; ἐν οἴκῳ τῷ μακράν, en oíkō tō̇ makrán, lit. “a place [house] that was far off” [2 S 15:17 RVm “the Far House”]): A place mentioned in the account of David’s flight from Absalom. No town of this name is known on the route which