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Zela
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zela
Zela (צֵלַע‎, tsela'). A town of the tribe of Benjamin. Burial place of Saul and Jonathan (Josh 18:28, 2 Sam 21:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zela (Place)
ZELA (PLACE) [Heb ṣēlaʿ (צֵלַע)]. The name of a city in Benjamin. According to 2 Sam 21:14, it was the location of the ancestral tomb of the Saulides. It is likely that some of the patrimonial estates of the house of Saul and perhaps the clan of Matri lay within the city’s limits.In the Benjaminite
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zela, Zelah
Zela, Zelah. City of Benjamin’s tribe where the bones of Saul and Jonathan were buried (Jos 18:28; 2 Sm 21:14; kjv Zelah). Zela was probably the native town of Saul’s father, Kish, and may well have been Saul’s home before he was anointed king. Its site is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zela
Zela zēʹlə [Heb. ṣēlaʿ—‘rib’ (?)]. One of a group of fourteen cities of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28), named between Taralah and Ha-eleph; the burial place of Saul and Jonathan (2 S. 21:14). Some scholars have favored joining Zela with the following name in Josh. 18:28, reading “Zela haeleph.” This reading
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zela, Zelah
ZELA, ZELAH* City of Benjamin’s tribe where the bones of Saul and Jonathan were buried (Jos 18:28; 2 Sm 21:14). Zela was probably the native town of Saul’s father, Kish, and may well have been Saul’s home before he was anointed king.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zelah
ZELAH. town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh 18:28), the site of the tomb of Kish in which the bones of Saul and Jonathan were buried (2 Sam 21:14). The location of the city is uncertain except that it is listed among 14 cities generally located in the hill country N and W of Jerusalem Khirbet Salah,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zela
Zela (Heb. ṣēlaʿ)A site in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28), the burial place of Saul and Jonathan and of Saul’s father Kish (2 Sam. 21:14) and so apparently the ancestral home of Saul’s family. Some have suggested the name may have originally read ṣēla haʾelep̱, “rib of the ʾeleph,” referring
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zela
Zela [zēˊlə] (Heb. ṣēla˓ “rib”). A town in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28; cf. R. G. Boling and G. E. Wright, Joshua. AB 6 [1982], p. 428, “Zelaeleph,” following LXX A). The site of the family tomb of King Saul (2 Sam. 21:14), Zela was probably Saul’s home. Its location is
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zelah
Ze´lah (a rib), a city in the allotment of Benjamin, Josh. 18:28, contained the family tomb of Kish, the father of Saul. 2 Sam. 21:14. [Perhaps the same as Zelzah.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zelah
ZE´LAH (zēʹla; “slope, side”). A town in Benjamin that was the family burying place of Kish, the father of Saul (2 Sam. 21:14; cf. Josh. 18:28), probably the native place of Saul, the first king of Israel. It has not been identified. Probably Khirbet Ṣalaḥ, NW of Jerusalem.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zelah
Zelahslope; side, a town in Benjamin, where Saul and his son Jonathan were buried (2 Sam. 21:14). It was probably Saul’s birthplace.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Zelah
ZELAH [ZEE lah] — a town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28). Zelah was the site of the tomb of Kish, the father of King Saul. The site of this town is not known, but it probably was in the hill country northwest of Jerusalem (Josh. 18:25–28).
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