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Shebarim
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
Shebarim (שְׁבָרִים‎, shevarim). A town between Ai and Jericho where the men of Ai caught up to and killed about 36 Israelite soldiers (Josh 7:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shebarim (Place)
SHEBARIM (PLACE) [Heb haššĕbārı̂m (הַשְּׁבָרִים)]. The place to which the routed Israelites were first pursued by the men of Ai (Josh 7:5).In the MT of Josh 7:5 the world haššĕbārı̂m appears as a masc. pl. noun formed from šeber (“a break or fracture”). A number of the early versions depart
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shebarim
Shebarim. Location between Ai and Jericho to which the men of Ai pursued the fleeing Israelites. This region was evidently situated near the place of descent from the hill country to the lowlands (Jos 7:5). Shebarim means “breaches” or “ruins” and might possibly refer to the rough, rocky conditions that
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shebarim
Shebarim shebʹə-rim [Heb. haššeḇārîm—‘the quarries’ (?); Vulg Sabarim; Gk. kai synétripsan autoús—‘and they crushed them’] (Josh. 9:5); NEB QUARRY. The place to which the men of Ai chased the Israelite force after its first attack on Ai. Possibly the word is a common noun (note the definite article)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
SHEBARIM* Location between Ai and Jericho to which the men of Ai pursued the fleeing Israelites. This region was evidently situated near the place of descent from the hill country to the lowlands (Jos 7:5, see nlt mg). Shebarim means “breaches” or “ruins” and might possibly refer to the rough, rocky
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shebarim
SHEBARIM. After the repulse of the fist attack on Ai, the men of the city chased the Israelites “even unto Shebarim” (Josh 7:5). No trace of such a city has yet been found, and it may be correctly translated as “stone quarries” or “the Quarries” (NEB). Or it may mean “broken places” or defiles in cliffs,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shebarim
Shebarim (Heb. haššĕḇārɩ̂m)A place to which the men of Ai chased the Israelites after rebuffing their attempt to capture Ai (Josh. 7:5). The name may refer to a topographical feature (e.g., “the quarries”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
Shebarim [shĕbˊə rĭm] (Heb. haššeḇārîm “the quarries”). A place to which the men of Ai chased the Israelites after the Israelites’ unsuccessful attempt to capture Ai (Josh. 7:5). “Shebarim” might be intended not as a place name but as a reference to actual quarries (so NEB, NIV).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
Sheb´arim (the breaches), a place named in Josh. 7:5 only, as one of the points in the flight from Ai.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
Shebarimbreaks; ruins, a place near Ai (Josh. 7:5; R.V. marg., “the quarries”).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Shebarim
SHEBARIM [SHEB uh rim] — a place where the Israelites fled after their defeat at Ai (Josh. 7:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEBARIM
SHEBARIM<sheb’-a-rim>, <she-ba’-rim> ([הַשְּׁבָרִים‎, ha-shebharim]; [συνέτριψαν, sunetripsan]): After the repulse of the first attack on their city the men of Ai chased the Israelites “even unto Shebarim” (Joshua 7:5). the Revised Version margin reads “the quarries”; so Keil, Steuernagel, etc.