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Lasharon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
Lasharon (לַשָּׁרוֹן‎, lashsharon). One of 31 Canaanite villages that Joshua conquered (Josh 12:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lasharon (Place)
LASHARON (PLACE) [Heb laššārôn (לַשָּׁרֹון)]. The king of Lasharon is listed as one of the 31 Canaanite kings defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:18). Since the name Lasharon occurs nowhere else in either the OT or other ancient sources, and is accompanied in the same verse by Aphek (M.R. 143168), most scholars
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lasharon
Lasharon. Town in Canaan conquered by Joshua (Jos 12:18). Another early manuscript reads “the king of Aphek in Sharon,” perhaps indicating that Lasharon was not the name of a town, but part of a phrase distinguishing this city from the other Apheks mentioned in the Bible.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lasharon
Lasharon lə-shârʹən [Heb. laššārôn]. A place mentioned in the list of “the kings of the land whom Joshua and the people of Israel defeated on the west side of the Jordan” (Josh. 12:7, 18). The LXX reads basiléa Aphek tḗs Sarōn, “a king of Aphek of Sharon.” Some scholars therefore read laššārôn
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
LASHARON Town in Canaan conquered by Joshua (Jos 12:18). Another early manuscript reads “the king of Aphek in Sharon,” perhaps indicating that Lasharon was not the name of a town but part of a phrase distinguishing this city from the other Apheks mentioned in the Bible.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lasharon
LASHARON. This town is included among the list of city-states conquered W of the Jordan (Josh 12:18). Some suggest it is to be identified with the district of Sarona (Eusebius’ Onomasticon) in Lower Galilee c. five miles N of Mount Tabor. If in fact Lasharon is a district, it seems most probable that
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lasharon
LASHARON (rv ‘Lassharon’, avmg. ‘Sharon’). A Canaanite royal city mentioned with Aphek as taken by Joshua (12:18). Lxx (B) reads ‘the king of Aphek in Sharon’. However, Eusebius (Onomasticon, s.v. ‘Saron’) mentions a district called Sarona, between Mt Tabor and the Sea of Tiberias, and this ancient
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lasharon
Lasharon (Heb. laššārôn)A place conquered by Joshua (Josh. 12:18). Following the LXX, the text should be read “(belonging) to Sharon,” the coastal plain between Carmel and Aphek.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
Lasharon [lă shârˊən] (Heb. laššārôn). In most English translations, a place conquered by Joshua (Josh. 12:18). On the basis of one recension of the LXX and some later manuscripts of the MT, the Hebrew term should be read “(belonging) to Sharon,” thus describing Aphek 1 on the plain of Sharon
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
Lasha´ron (the plain), one of the Canaanite towns whose kings were killed by Joshua. Josh. 12:18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
LASHA´RON (la-shaʹron; “of or to Sharon”; signification unknown). One of the thirty-one Canaanite towns, W of Jordan, struck by Joshua (Josh. 12:18). Perhaps the LXX preserves the original reading “the king of Aphek [which belongs] to Sharon.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lasharon
LASHARON [luh SHAR uhn] — a Canaanite city whose king was defeated by Joshua (Josh. 12:18; Aphek-in-Sharon, REB).
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