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Lasha
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lasha
Lasha (לָשַׁע‎, lasha'). A place at the southern edge of the territory occupied by the Canaanites (Gen 10:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lasha (Place)
LASHA (PLACE) [Heb lešaʿ (לֶשַׁע)]. One of the places mentioned in Gen 10:19 which defined the limits of the territory of the Canaanites. Since the passage reads “in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha,” some scholars have assumed that Lasha represents the SE boundary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lasha
Lasha. Place-name, otherwise unknown, used in an ancient description of the southern boundary of the territory occupied by the Canaanites (Gn 10:19). In this passage Lasha is associated with other cities usually located near the southern end of the Dead Sea.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lasha
Lasha laʹshə [Heb. lāšaʿ, pausal form of lešaʿ]. A city mentioned only once (Gen. 10:19), in a description of the southern boundaries of Canaanite territory. Lasha’s association with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim suggests that it was located somewhere near the southeast shore of the Dead Sea,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lasha
LASHA Place-name, otherwise unknown, used in an ancient description of the southern boundary of the territory occupied by the Canaanites (Gn 10:19). In this passage Lasha is associated with other cities usually located near the southern end of the Dead Sea.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lasha
LASHA. A city included along with Sodom and Gomorrah in the Canaanite boundary description of Gen 10:19. Jerome mistakenly followed Jewish tradition in identifying Lasha (meaning lit., “bursting forth”) with the hot springs later known as Callirrhoe on the E side of the Dead Sea near Machaerus. Its location
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lasha
LASHA. Probably leša‘, but written lāša‘ in the interests of prosody in its sole occurrence, which is at the end of a verse (Gn. 10:19). It figures in the designation of the limits of the territory of Canaan in a context which suggests that one travelling from the Mediterranean coast would encounter
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lasha
Lasha (Heb. lešaʿ)A place along the ancient border of Canaan (Gen. 10:19). The name likely means “fissure” or “chasm,” probably stemming from the geographical nature of the region. While the exact location of Lasha is uncertain, it is traditionally identified with Callirhoe (modern Wadi Zerqā Māʿin),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lasha
Lasha [lāˊshə] (Heb. lāša˓).† A city marking the limits of the territory inhabited by the Canaanites (Gen. 10:19). The location is unknown. On linguistic grounds some scholars have identified Lasha with Laish (Dan) in the far north of Palestine, but the context points rather toward the south,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lasha
LASHA A city at the southern extreme of Canaan. Genesis 10:19 describes the territory of the Canaanites as extending “from Sidon, in the direction of Gerar, as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.” The exact location of Lasha has not been determined.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lasha
La´sha (fissure), a place noticed in Gen. 10:19 as marking the limit of the country of the Canaanites. It lay somewhere in the southeast of Palestine. Jerome and other writers identify it with Callirrhoë, a spot famous for hot springs, near the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lasha
LA´SHA (laʹsha). One of the places named in defining the border of the Canaanites (Gen. 10:19). Jerome, Jonathan, and the Jerusalem Targum identify it with Calirrhoe, a place with sulphur baths E of the Dead Sea, in Wadi Zerka Ma‘in.