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Seirah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seirah
Seirah (שְׂעִירָה‎, se'irah). A town to which Ehud the judge fled after he assassinated Eglon, King of Moab (Judg 3:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seirah (Place)
SEIRAH (PLACE) [Heb śĕʿı̂râ (שְׂעִירָה)]. The name of either a city or a topographical feature to which the Benjaminite judge Ehud fled after he assassinated Eglon, the Moabite king and oppressor of Israel, in the vicinity of Gilgal (Judg 3:26). So far Seirah has not been located, and the name does
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Seirah, Seirath
Seirah, Seirath. Place where Ehud sought refuge after murdering Eglon, the king of Moab, and from where he summoned Israel to war against the Moabites (Jgs 3:26, kjv Seirath). It is unclear whether Seirah refers to a city or to a topographical landmark; however, it does appear that it was located in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seirah
Seirah sēʹə-rə, sə-īʹrə [Heb. haśśeʿîrâ, with the definite art, and the suffix indicating direction—‘to the Seir’]. The place to which Ehud fled after assassinating Eglon king of Moab (Jgs. 3:26). From the context it could be located in Ephraim, in the Jordan Valley, or in Moab. The identification
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Seirah
SEIRAH Place where Ehud sought refuge after murdering Eglon, the king of Moab, and from where he summoned Israel to war against the Moabites (Jgs 3:26).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Seirah
Seirah (see´uh-ruh), the haven to which Ehud fled (Judg. 3:26). Its location and identity (whether it was a town, region, cave, or some other feature) are unknown.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Seirath
SEIRATH. The name is spelled Seirah in the ASV and all newer versions. A place (the name means “wooded”) in the hill country of Ephraim to which Ehud the judge escaped after having assassinated Eglon (Jdg 3:26); not yet identified. From Seirah Ehud rallied the Israelites to pursue the Moabites (vv. 27–29).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seirah
Seirah (Heb. kĕʿɩ̂râ)The place to which Ehud escaped after killing King Eglon of Moab (Judg. 3:26). Perhaps a city or topographical feature, Seirah was probably in Ephraim (cf. Judg. 3:27).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Seira
Seira [sēˊə rə] (Heb. śe˓îrâ “forested”).† The place to which Ehud escaped after killing King Eglon of Moab (Judg. 3:26; KJV “Seirath”). Seirah was probably in Ephraim (cf. v. 27), though little else can be said about its location.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Seirath
Se´irath (the shaggy), the place to which Ehud fled after his murder of Eglon. Judges 3:26, 27. It was in “Mount Ephraim,” ver. 27, a continuation, perhaps, of the same wooded, shaggy hills which stretched even so far south as to enter the territory of Judah. Josh. 15:10. (It is probably the same place
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Seirah
SEI´RAH (se-īʹra; “woody district, shaggy”). A place in the mountains of Ephraim, bordering on Benjamin, to which Ehud went for refuge after killing Eglon at Jericho (Judg. 3:26).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Seirath
Seirathwoody district; shaggy, a place among the mountains of Ephraim, bordering on Benjamin, to which Ehud fled after he had assassinated Eglon at Jericho (Judg. 3:26, 27).