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An archaeological site in Israel. Lachish played a prominent role opposing the Israelite conquest. It later served as an important administrative and defensive city on the frontier of Israel.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LACHISH (PLACE) [Heb lākı̂š (לָכִישׁ)]. A central biblical city in the Shephelah. Its king participated in the coalition of the S kings against Joshua and the Israelites, and it became the object of one of Israel’s sieges (Josh 10). Rehoboam fortified the city after the division of the kingdom (2 Chr
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lachish. Place first mentioned in the Bible in connection with Joshua and the Israelite conquest of Palestine. At that time its king and army were among the coalition of southern Palestinian towns that faced Joshua at Gibeon. After Joshua’s victory, he executed the king of Lachish and later took the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lachish lāʹkish [Heb. lāḵîš]. One of the principal cities of Judah and a royal fortress protecting the southern Judean hill country from invasion from the southern Philistine plain. It stood midway between Jerusalem and Gaza and is identified with Tell ed-Duweir, about 8 km (5 mi) SW of Beit Jibrîn
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LACHISH Place first mentioned in the Bible in connection with Joshua and the Israelite conquest of Palestine. At that time, its king and army were among the coalition of southern Palestinian towns that faced Joshua at Gibeon. After Joshua’s victory, he executed the king of Lachish and later took the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lachisha prominent canaanite and Israelite city, and in fact the most important Judahite city after Jerusalem, Lachish (lay´kish) is mentioned in both biblical and nonbiblical texts. Indicative of Lachish’s importance as a city-state, its name appears in the Amarna cuneiform correspondence (fourteenth
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sannacherib’s siege of Lachish. BMLACHISH. Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir) was the most important city of the Shephelah, the low rolling foothills between Philistia and the highlands of Judah. The summit of the tell covers 18 acres, equal to Gezer and larger than OT Jerusalem of Megiddo. It lies 30 miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LACHISH (Heb.lāḵîš, lxx Lachis, Arab. Tell ed-Duweir). A 31-acre tell in the Shephelah some 40 km SW of Jerusalem, surrounded on three sides by Nahal Lachish. Excavated by Starkey (1932–38), Aharoni (1966–68), Ussishkin (1973–87).The surrounding hills are known to have been settled by cave-dwellers
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lachish (Heb. lāḵɩ̂š)An ancient Canaanite and biblical city located on the Naḥal Lachish/Wadi Ghafr 24 km. (15 mi.) W of Hebron. Tel Lachish/Tell ed-Duweir (1357.1083), identified as ancient Lachish, is a large mound of some 12.5 ha. (31 a.) overlooking a road from the coastal plain into the Hebron
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lachish [lāˊkĭsh] (Heb. lāḵîš). An important fortified city of Judah, located at modern Tell ed-Duweir, 8 km. (5 mi.) southwest of Beit Jibrîn (ancient Eleutheropolis) and 45 km. (28 mi.) southwest of Jerusalem.Evidence of settlement at Lachish may be traced to the Neolithic period
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
LACHISH One of the central cities in the Plain, whose king was one of the five who fought Joshua at Gibeon and were subdued by the Israelites (Josh 10:23). Later it became one of the fortified cities in Judah (2 Chr. 11:5, 9). Amaziah, King of Judah, was killed at Lachish, having fled there from the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LACHISH A city southwest of Jerusalem, identified as the modern Tell ed-Duweir. The ruler of Lachish took part in the coalition against the Israelites, and Lachish was soon captured by Joshua after a siege (Josh 10:31–32). After the conquest of Canaan, the city was allotted to Judah (Josh 15:39). Rehoboam