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Zarethan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Zererah (צְרֵרָה‎, tsererah) or Zeredah (צְרֵדָה‎, tseredah). Town where the rivers of the Jordan River piled up, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground (Josh 3:16).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zarethan
Zarethan (צָרְתָן‎, tsorthan). Also called Zererah (צְרֵרָה‎, tsererah) or Zeredah (צְרֵדָה‎, tseredah). Town where the rivers of the Jordan River piled up, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground (Josh 3:16).
Zeredah
Zeredah (צְרֵדָה‎, tseredah). A town in Ephraim; home of King Jeroboam (1 Kgs 11:26)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zarethan (Place)
ZARETHAN (PLACE) [Heb ṣārĕtān (צָרְתָן)]. A site on the E side of the Jordan River, about halfway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.Its first reference in the Bible is in Josh 3:16, which describes the stopped flow of the Jordan River when the Israelites crossed the river during the spring
Zeredah (Place)
ZEREDAH (PLACE) [Heb ṣĕrēdâ (צְרֵדָה‎)]. 1. The hometown of Jeroboam, who revolted unsuccessfully against Solomon, but who later became king of the N kingdom of Israel in a successful revolt against Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. 1 Kgs 11:26 identifies Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, as an Ephraimite of Zeredah
Zererah (Place)
ZERERAH (PLACE) [Heb ṣĕrērâ (צְרֵרָה)]. A site mentioned in the path of the Midianite flight from Gideon. After Gideon’s surprise night attack on the camp of the Midianites, the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah (MT ṣĕrērātâ), as far as the border of Abel-meholah by Tabbath. Most
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zarethan, Zaretan
Zarethan, Zaretan. City or region near the Jordan River north of Jericho. It is first mentioned in connection with the “cutting off” of the waters of the Jordan which occurred at Adam, “the city that is beside Zarethan” (Jos 3:16, kjv Zaretan). Its location is more precisely defined in the list of Solomon’s
Zartanah, Zarthan
Zartanah, Zarthan. kjv alternate forms of Zarethan in 1 Kings 4:12 and 7:46, respectively.See Zarethan, Zaretan.
Zeredah
Zeredah. 1. Birthplace (or hometown) of Jeroboam, Israel’s first king during the period of the divided kingdom (1 Kgs 11:26, kjv Zereda).2. Town near the site where Huram-abi (Hiram) cast the bronze vessels for the temple (2 Chr 4:17, kjv Zeredathah; niv Zarethan); alternately called Zarethan in the
Zeredathah
Zeredathah. kjv rendering of Zeredah in 2 Chronicles 4:17.See Zeredah #2.
Zererah, Zererath
Zererah, Zererath. City in northern Ephraim mentioned in connection with Gideon’s defeat of the Midianites (Jgs 7:22, kjv Zererath; rsv mg Zeredah); perhaps also identifiable with Zarethan.See Zarethan, Zaretan; Zeredah #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zarethan
Zarethan zârʹə-t̄han [Heb. ṣareṯān—‘great (or lofty) rock’ (?); Gk. Sarthan, Sirdathai]; AV ZARETAN, ZARTANAH, ZARTHAN; NEB also ZARTANAH. A city located in the central Jordan Valley E of the Jordan River in the neighborhood of Adam (Tell ed-Dâmiyeh), mentioned in connection with the blockage
Zeredah
2. A variant spelling of Zarethan in 2 Ch. 4:17 (cf. par 1 K. 7:46). Most scholars also believe that “Zeredah” is also the correct spelling of Zererah in Jgs. 7:22.W. L. Thompson, Jr.
Zeredah
1. The birthplace of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and his residence prior to his revolt against Solomon (1 K. 11:26; omitted by LXX). The identification of Jeroboam as an “Ephraimite” indicates that the town was in the hill country region between Jerusalem and Shechem. Several sites have been proposed
Zererah
Zererah zerʹə-rə [Heb. erērâ (MT erērāṯâ—‘toward Zererah’)]; AV ZERERATH. A place to which the Midianite army fled after their defeat by Gideon (Jgs. 7:22). Some MSS read erēḏâ; thus the correct spelling may be Zeredah (2) (cf. 2 Ch. 4:17), which is probably a variant of Zarethan.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zarethan
ZARETHAN City or region near the Jordan River north of Jericho. It is first mentioned in connection with the “cutting off” of the waters of the Jordan that occurred at Adam, “the city that is beside Zarethan” (Jos 3:16). Its location is more precisely defined in the list of Solomon’s administrative districts
Zartanah, Zarthan
ZARTANAH*, ZARTHAN* kjv alternate forms of Zarethan in 1 Kings 4:12 and 7:46, respectively. See Zarethan.
Zeredah
ZEREDAH1. Birthplace (or hometown) of Jeroboam, Israel’s first king during the period of the divided kingdom (1 Kgs 11:26).2. City in the Jordan Valley (2 Chr 4:17; 1 Kgs 7:46 “Zarethan”). See Zarethan.
Zeredathah
ZEREDATHAH* kjv rendering of Zeredah in 2 Chronicles 4:17. See Zeredah #2.
Zererah
ZERERAH City mentioned in connection with Gideon’s defeat of the Midianites (Jgs 7:22); perhaps also identifiable with Zarethan.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zarethan
Zarethan (zair´uh-than), a city in the Jordan Valley whose location has not been firmly established. It was beside the clay ground where Solomon’s Phoenician smith cast bronze utensils for the temple (1 Kings 7:46; 2 Chron. 4:17). When Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River, water backed up
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zarethan
ZARETHAN. town name, also spelled Zaretan, Zarthan, Zererath, Zartanah, or Zeredathah in different places or versions.When Joshua led Israel across the Jordan, the waters were stopped at Adam, which is said to be “beside Zaretan” (Josh 3:16, KJV). Adam is at the confluence of the river Jabbok and the
Zarthan
ZARTHAN. city on the E side of the Jordan Valley (1 Kgs 7:46, KJV). See Zarethan.
Zereda
ZEREDA. The home town of Jeroboam I, the first ruler of the northern kingdom (1 Kgs 11:26). Since Jeroboam was an Ephraimite, the city was evidently located in the territory of that tribe. The name of the town has been preserved in the spring of ’Ain Seridah at Deir Ghassaneh. It is in western Samaria
Zeredathah
ZEREDATHAH. city in the plain of the Jordan. In the vicinity, Huram made the instruments of brass for the temple (2 Chr 4:16–17). It is thought that Zeredathah is either another name or a scribal error for Zarethan (q.v.), as the city is called in the parallel passage in 1 Kgs 7:46.
Zererath
ZERERATH. place through which the Midianite host fled on its first defeat by Gideon and his band of 300 (Jdg 7:22), usually considered to be another name for Zarethan (q.v.); spelled Zererah in the ASV, etc.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zarethan
ZARETHAN. This town is spelt variously Zaretan, Zartanah and Zarthan in av; and the name appears as Zeredah (av Zeredathah) in 2 Ch. 4:17. Zarethan is mentioned in connection with Beth-shean, Adam and Succoth, and lay in the Jordan valley, near a ford over the river. Its exact site has been debated,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zarethan
Zarethan (Heb. ṣārĕṯān)A city or region on the east side of the Jordan Valley near the town of Adam (modern Tell ed-Dâmiya), and near which the waters of the Jordan heaped up when the Israelites crossed the river en route to Canaan (Josh. 3:16). King Solomon’s foundry was later located near Zarethan
Zeredah
Zeredah (Heb. ṣĕrēḏâ)1. Probably the birthplace and certainly the place of residence of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who revolted against Solomon (1 Kgs. 11:26) and ultimately established his capital in Shechem (12:25). Jeroboam’s identification as an Ephraimite indicates that Zeredah was located
Zererah
Zererah (Heb. ṣĕrērâ)A place through which the Midianites fled following their ambush by Gideon (Judg. 7:22). The name may be a variant of Zeredah (NRSV mg) or Zarethan.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zarethan
Zarethan [zărˊə thăn] (Heb. ṣāreṯān). A village n the Jordan valley, probably east of the river, called Zeredah at 2 Chr. 4:17 (NIV “Zarethan”) and Zererah at Judg. 7:22. Near Zarethan the waters of the Jordan river “stood up” so the Israelites could cross (Josh. 3:16; KJV “Zaretan”); centuries
Zererah
Zererah [zĕrˊə rə] (Heb. erērâ). A place through which the Midianites fled following their ambush by Gideon (RSV, NIV, Judg. 7:22; KJV “Zererath”). The name may be a variant of Zeredah (RSV mg.) or Zarethan (JB).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Zarethan
ZARETHAN A city in the Jordan Valley, north of the city of Adam (Josh. 3:16). According to 1 Kings (7:46) Solomon cast the vessels for the Temple between Succoth and Zarethan, but the parallel reference in 2 Chronicles (4:17) has Zaredathan. This has led scholars to identify Zarethan with Zaredah, the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zarethan
ZARETHAN A city east of the Jordan River. According to Josh 3:16, the water flow of the Jordan was stopped at Adam, which is said to be a neighboring settlement near Zarethan, to permit the passage of the Israelites. The exact location is uncertain, but Tell es-Sa’idiyeh is one candidate; another possibility