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Valley of Zephathah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
Zephathah (גֵּיא צְפַתָה‎, gei' tsephathah). A valley in west Judah, near Mareshah, where Asa met and defeated the Ethiopians under Zerah (2 Chr 14:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zephathah (Place)
ZEPHATHAH (PLACE) [Heb ṣĕpatâ (צְפַתָה)]. A valley near Mareshah (Tell Sandahannah [M.R. 140111], about 1 mile S of Beit Jibrin [Eleutheropolis, M.R. 140112]), where Asa fought Zerah, the Ethiopian, and his raiding party (2 Chr 14:9—Eng 14:10). According to the LXX, the battle took place N of Mareshah.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zephathah
Zephathah. Valley where Asa fought against and defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr 14:10). The Valley of Zephathah is located in the vicinity of Mareshah and thus in southwestern Judah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zephathah
Zephathah zefʹə-thə, VALLEY OF [Heb. gêʾ ṣep̱aṯâ]. A valley near Mareshah in which King Asa of Judah defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Ch. 14:10 [MT 9]). Mareshah may have been only one of a chain of cities along this valley fortified by Rehoboam in the 9th cent. b.c. (cf. 11:5–10). As pointed in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
ZEPHATHAH* Valley where Asa defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr 14:10). The valley of Zephathah is located in the vicinity of Mareshah and thus in southwestern Judah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zephathah
ZEPHATHAH. valley near Mareshah where Asa met and defeated an Ethiopian army under the leadership of Zerah (2 Chr 14:10).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zephathah
ZEPHATHAH (Heb. ep̱aṯâh). ‘The valley of Zephathah at (le) Mareshah’, 2 Ch. 14:10 (v. 9 MT). The lxx apparently read baggai miṣṣāp̱ôn (‘in the valley to the north’) for beḡê’ ṣep̱aṯâh. Complex re-entrants in gently-sloping country lie N and S of *Mareshah.J. P. U. Lilley
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zephathah
Zephathah (Heb. ṣĕp̱aṯâ)A valley in Judah near Mareshah (Tell Sandaḥannah) where King Asa met and defeated the Ethiopian Zerah and his forces (2 Chr. 14:10 [MT 9]). It may be identified with Wadi eṣ-Ṣāfiyeh.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
Zephathah [zĕfˊə thə] (Heb. ep̱aṯâ “watchtower”). A valley in Judah near Mareshah (Tell Sandaḥannah) where King Asa met and defeated the Ethiopian Zerah and his forces (2 Chr. 14:9–12 [MT 8–11]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
Zeph´athah (watch-tower), The valley of, the spot in which Asa joined battle with Zerah the Ethiopian. 2 Chron. 14:10 only.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
ZEPH´ATHAH (zefʹa-tha; “watchtower”). A valley near Mareshah (2 Chron. 14:10) where Asa and his troops fought against Zerah the Ethiopian’s army. A deep valley is found near the site of Mareshah, running down to Beit Jibrin (Eleutheropolis) and thence into the plain of Philistia. This may be the valley
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zephathah
Zephathaha valley in the west of Judah, near Mareshah; the scene of Asa’s conflict with Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr. 14:9–13). Identified with the Wady Safieh.
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