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Mount Scopus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A mountain northeast of ancient Jerusalem and part of modern Jerusalem.Mount Scopus is not mentioned by name in the Bible. Josephus describes the Romans camping on Mount Scopus while they laid siege to Jerusalem in ad 70 (Jewish War 2.528; 5.67, 106). In modern Jerusalem, Mount Scopus is home to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Burial vaults dating to the first century have been found there, including the Cave of Nicanor.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount Scopus
Scopus, Mount (הַר הַצּוֹפִים‎, har hatstsophim, “Lookout Mountain”). A mountain northeast of ancient Jerusalem and part of modern Jerusalem.Mount Scopus is not mentioned by name in the Bible. Josephus describes the Romans camping on Mount Scopus while they laid siege to Jerusalem in ad 70 (Jewish War
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Scopus (Place)
SCOPUS (MOUNT) A hill less than a mile to the north of Jerusalem where, according to tradition, Alexander the Great was welcomed by the high priest and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Josephus, Antiq. xi, 329). Josephus states that it was called Saphein, or Zofim, which was translated into Greek as scopus
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SCOPUS
SCOPUS. Mount Scopus is part of a ring of hills surrounding Jerusalem, including Mount Scopus to the north and the Mount of Olives to the east. Because it was outside the city walls, in the Second Temple period Mount Scopus was used for burials, several of which have been excavated. When besieging Jerusalem