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Lehi
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A place in Judah where the Philistines assembled to capture Samson (Judg 15:9, 14, 19).At Lehi, Samson used the jawbone of a donkey to strike down the Philistines (Judg 15:14–15). Judges also refers to Lehi as Ramath-lehi, “hill of the jawbone” (Judg 15:16). Lehi is possibly mentioned later in the Bible in connection with a victory won by Shammah, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:11), though not all translations treat it as a proper name there.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lehi
Lehi (לֶּחִי‎, lechiy). A place in Judah where the Philistines assembled to capture Samson (Judg 15:9, 14, 19).At Lehi, Samson used the jawbone of a donkey to strike down the Philistines (Judg 15:14–15). Judges also refers to Lehi as Ramath-lehi, “hill of the jawbone” (Judg 15:16). Lehi is possibly mentioned
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lehi (Place)
LEHI (PLACE) [Heb leḥı̂ (לֶחִי)]. An unknown location, it appears in the Bible as a geographical designation in Judg 15:9, 14, 17, 19. (Otherwise leḥı̂ appears in the Scriptures 21 times referring to the cheek, jawbone of a human being or an animal.) It is situated along the Philistine frontier and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lehi
Lehi. Place in Judah where the Philistines assembled to capture Samson (Jgs 15:9). The place was evidently in the hills, and after Samson’s victory with a jawbone of an ass for a weapon it was called “the height of the jawbone,” that is, Ramath-lehi (v 17). It was apparently near a spring in a crater
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lehi
LEHI Place in Judah where the Philistines assembled to capture Samson (Jgs 15:9). The place was evidently in the hills, and after Samson’s victory (using a jawbone of an ass for a weapon), it was called “the height of the jawbone” (“Jawbone Hill,” nlt), that is, Ramath-lehi (v 17). It was apparently
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lehi
Lehi (lee´hi; Heb., “jawbone”), the site where the Philistines camped as they sought Samson after he had burned their grain (Judg. 15:9). Samson was bound and brought to the Philistines at Lehi, but broke free and killed a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey. To mark the occasion, the place
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lehi
LEHI. An elevated place in Judah meaning “jawbone” (Jdg 15:9) to which the Philistines came to seize Samson. It received its name from either a series of jagged crags resembling a jawbone or from Samson’s use of a jawbone as a weapon. It is referred to as Ramath-lehi, “height of the jawbone” (Jdg 15:17).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lehi
LEHI (Heb. leḥî, leḥî, ‘jawbone’, Jdg. 15:9, 14, 19; ‘Ramath-lehi’ in Jdg. 15:17). The place in Judah where Samson slew 1,000 men with the jawbone of an ass. The site is unknown, but see F. F. Bruce, in NBCR, p. 271.J. D. Douglas
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lehi
Lehi (Heb. leḥɩ̂)A Philistine camp where the imprisoned Samson broke free and killed 1000 Philistines with a “fresh jawbone (Heb. leḥɩ̂) of a donkey” (Judg. 15:9, 14, 19). It was subsequently called Ramath-lehi, “the high place of Lehi” (Judg. 15:17). The Philistines later deployed troops here against
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lehi
Lehi [lēˊhī] (Heb. leḥî “jawbone”). A place in the tribal territory of Judah where the Philistines camped and Samson killed a thousand of their number with the jawbone of an ass. It was called thereafter Ramathlehi, “the hill of the jawbone” (Jgs. 15:9–17, 19). Lehi may have been the site of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lehi
LEHI (Hebrew, “jawbone”) An unknown location in Judah where Samson slew a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey (Judg 15:14–17).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lehi
Le´hi (jaw bone), a place in Judah, probably on the confines of the Philistines’ country, between it and the cliff Etam; the scene of Samson’s well-known exploit with the jaw bone. Judges 15:9, 14, 19. It may perhaps be identified with Beit-Likı̂yeh, a village about two miles below the upper Beth-horon.