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A name for Beth-Shemesh of Judah used in in Josh 19:41.
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Ir-Shemesh (Heb. ʿɩ̂r-šemeš) (also BETH-SHEMESH)A Canaanite city (“city of the sun”) allocated to the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:41); probably the same as Har-heres, which the Danites were unable to conquer (8:35). Called elsewhere Beth-shemesh (1), the site has been identified as Tell er-Rumeileh (1477.1286).
Beth-Shemesh (Heb. bêṯ šemeš)1. A city (lit., “house of the sun”) occupying a small rise near the juncture of the Sorek Valley and the fosse along the western base of the hill country formed by the Wadi Ghurab and Wadi en-Najil. The city was apportioned to the tribe of Dan, but never conquered and
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