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Shamir (of Ephraim)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shamir of Ephraim
Shamir of Ephraim (שָׁמִיר‎, shamir). A town in the land of Ephraim where Tola the judge lived and was buried (Judg 10:1–2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shamir (Place)
SHAMIR (PLACE) [Heb šāmı̂r (שָׁמִיר‎)]. 1. A town situated in the SW hill country of Judah (Josh 15:48), within the same district as Debir. This settlement, whose name perhaps means “thorn bush,” is listed among the towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:21–62). The theory that this list
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shamir (Place)
Shamir (Place). 1. One of the 11 towns in the hill country allotted to Judah. First in the list of towns, Shamir is followed by Jattir (Jos 15:48). Its location is perhaps at el-Bireh, about 12 miles W,SW of Hebron.2. Town where Tola the judge lived and was later buried. Shamir was in the land of Ephraim
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shamir
2. A city located in the hill country of Ephraim (Jgs. 10:1; LXX A Samareia, B Samir). This city is mentioned as the home and burial place of the minor judge Tola (vv 1f), leading some to suggest that a single city Shamir may have been situated on the boundary between Judah and Ephraim. Others, however,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shamir (Place)
SHAMIR (Place)1. One of the 11 towns in the hill country allotted to Judah. First in the list of towns, Shamir is followed by Jattir (Jos 15:48). Its location is perhaps at el-Bireh, about 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) southwest of Hebron.2. Town where Tola the judge lived and was later buried. Shamir
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shamir
Shamir (shay´muhr; Heb., “thorn”).1 A Levite, the son of Micah (1 Chron. 24:24).2 The hometown of Tola, one of the judges about whom little is reported (Judg. 10:1–2).3 A hill-country village assigned to the territory of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:48), probably modern el-Bireh, about twelve miles
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shamir
SHAMIR1. One of the cities of Judah in the hill country, possibly identified with Khirbet Somerah (Josh 15:48), c 13 miles WSW of Hebron.2. A place in the hill country of Ephraim, the birthplace of Tola, a judge (Jdg 10:1–2), unidentified.3. A Kohathite Levite in David’s time (1 Chr 24:24).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shamir (Place)
Shamir (Heb. šāmɩ̂r) (PLACE)1. A town in the hill country of southwest Judah, one of 38 towns inherited by the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:48). Located in the same district as Debir, the site may be modern el-Bîreh. Other possible locations include Khirbet es-Sumara (143092), 20 km. (12 mi.) WSW of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shamir
SHAMIR The name of two towns mentioned in the Old Testament.1. A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:48). The site is probably Khirbet es-Sumara, southwest of Hebron.2. A town in the hill country of Ephraim, best known as the burial place of Tola, the first of the minor judges (Judg 10:1–2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shamir
Sha´mir (a point or thorn).1. A town in the mountain district of Judah. Josh. 15:48 only. It probably lay some eight or ten miles south of Hebron.2. A place in Mount Ephraim, the residence and burial-place of Tola the judge. Judges 10:1, 2. Perhaps Samur, half-way between Samaria and Jenin.3. A Kohathite,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shamir
SHA´MIR (shaʹmir; “a flint, thorn”).1. A town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:48). It is to be sought in the ruin Sōmerah, thirteen miles SW of Hebron, or at nearby El-Birch.2. A town upon the mountains of Ephraim, the residence and burial place of judge Tola (Judg. 10:1–2). Its situation is still
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