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Maarath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maarath
Maarath (מַעֲרָת‎, ma'arath). A town assigned to the tribe of Judah, located in the north-central hill country (Josh 15:59).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Maarath (Place)
MAARATH (PLACE) [Heb maʿărāt (מַעֲרָת)]. A town situated in the north-central hill country of Judah (Josh 15:59), within the same district as Beth-Zur. This settlement, whose name perhaps means “barren place” (from ʿrh, “lay bare”), is listed among the towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Maarath
Maarath. One of Judah’s cities of inheritance located in the hill country (Jos 15:59); perhaps modern Biet Ummar, seven miles north of Hebron. It may be the same as Maroth, mentioned in Micah 1:12.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maarath
Maarath māʹə-rath [Heb. maʿaraṯ; Gk. B Magarōth, A Marōth]. A city in the hill country of Judah, mentioned between Gedor and Beth-anoth and along with Halhul, Beth-zur, and Eltekon (Josh. 15:59). The reading in B with gamma suggests an original ghain (cf. Lucian Maarōth), but A reads as though
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maarath
MAARATH One of Judah’s cities of inheritance located in the hill country (Jos 15:59), perhaps modern Biet Ummar, seven miles (11.3 kilometers) north of Hebron. It may be the same as Maroth, mentioned in Micah 1:12.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Maarath
MAARATH. A village located in the hill country of Judea mentioned in Josh 15:59. Possible identifications are Khirbet Qufin or Beit Ummar in the vicinity of Beth-zur about seven miles N of Hebron.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Maarath
Maarath (Heb. maʿărāṯ)A city (Heb. “barren place”) in the tribal territory of Judah linked with other cities N of Hebron. It is probably to be identified with Khirbet Qufin, a site adjacent to modern Beit Ummar (Josh. 15:59), 10.5 km. (6.5 mi.) N of Hebron. Maroth (Mic. 1:12) may be the same city.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Maarath
Maarath [māˊə răth] (Heb. ma˓arāṯ “barren place”). A city in the tribal territory of Judah linked with other cities north of Hebron. It is probably to be identified with Khirbet Qufin, a site adjacent to modern Beit Ummar (Josh. 15:59), 10.5 km. (6.5 mi.) north of Hebron. Maroth (Mic. 1:12)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Maarath
Ma´arath (bareness), one of the towns of Judah, in the district of the mountains. Josh. 15:59. The places which occur in company with it have been identified at a few miles to the north of Hebron, but Maarath has hitherto eluded observation.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Maarath
MA´ARATH (maʹa-rath; “desolation”). A place in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:59), not positively identified, perhaps Beit Ummar, about seven miles N of Hebron.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Maarath
Maarathdesolation, a place in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:59), probably the modern village Beit Ummar, 6 miles north of Hebron.
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