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Laishah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Laishah
Laishah (לַיְשָׁה‎, layshah). A village listed with other Benjaminite cities in a vision of the prophet Isaiah (Isa 10:30).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Laishah (Place)
LAISHAH (PLACE) [Heb layšâ (לַיְשָׁה)]. A site NE of Jerusalem (Isa 10:30). It is mentioned in a text in which an “enemy from the north” launches a surprise attack on Jerusalem along a byway which runs E of the main road from Shechem to Jerusalem. The discussion as to whether Isa 10:27b–34 reflects
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Laishah
Laishah. Town in Benjamin mentioned between Gallim and Anathoth (Is 10:30). Its site is possibly Khirbet el-‛Isawiyeh if the passage is not restricted to the order of march by the Assyrian troops.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Laishah
Laishah lāʹə-shə [Heb. layšâ]. A village near Jerusalem mentioned in Isaiah’s prophecy of the Assyrian advance on Jerusalem (Isa. 10:30). The LXX reading, Laisa, accounts for the AV and NEB “Laish.” The context indicates a site near Anathoth (Anâtâ), 5 km (3 mi) NE of Jerusalem. If the tentative
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Laishah
LAISHAH Town in Benjamin mentioned between Gallim and Anathoth (Is 10:30). Its site is possibly Khirbet el-’Isawiyeh.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Laishah
Laishah (Heb. layšâ)A village likely in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin (Isa. 10:30). It is listed with other Benjaminite cities N of Jerusalem in a vision of the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 10:28–32). This vision refers to the destruction of cities by an invasion from the north (probably the Assyrians
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Laishah
Laishah [lāˊə shə] (Heb. layšâ “lion”). A village of the tribe of Benjamin northeast of Jerusalem (Isa. 10:30; KJV “Laish”), which Isaiah locates between Gallim and Anathoth. The site may be modern Khirbet el-˓Isāwiyeh, 2 km. (1.2 mi.) southwest of ˓Anâtâ (ancient Anathoth).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Laishah
LA´ISHAH (lāʹish-a). A place mentioned in Isa. 10:30, thought by some to be the modern el-Isawîyeh, about a mile NE from Jerusalem. KJV, Laish.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAISHAH
LAISHAH<la-i’-sha>, <la’-ish-a> (לַיַשָׁה‎ [layshah], the King James Version, Laish): A place named in Isaiah 10:30 with Gallim and Anathoth. It should apparently be sought on the North of Jerusalem. Some would identify Gallim with Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. Conder suggests `Isawiyeh on the eastern
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Laishah
LAISHAH (Lāʹ ĭsh ah) Place-name meaning “lioness” or “towards Laish.” City on military route from Bethel to Jerusalem which Isaiah warned of Assyrian army’s approach (Isa. 10:30). It may be modern el-Esawijeh southwest of Anathoth or Ras et-Tawil south of Geba. See Laish.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Laishah
Laishah lay’i-shah (לַיְשָׁהH4333, “lion”). KJV Laish. A village probably in Benjamin, named with Gallim and Anathoth as lying along the usual invasion route of armies coming from the N (Isa. 10:30). The location is unknown, but it must have been a relatively short distance NNE of Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Laishah
LAISHAH, la-īʹsha, laʹish-a (לַיְשָׁה‎, layshāh, AV Laish): A place named in Isa 10:30 with Gallim and Anathoth. It should apparently be sought on the N. of Jerus. Some would identify Gallim with Beit Jāla, near Bethlehem. Conder suggests ‛Îsāwīyeh on the eastern slope, to the N.N.E. of the Mount
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