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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town assigned to the tribe of Dan. Birthplace of Samson (Judg 13:2, 25; 16:31; 18:2, 8, 11; Josh 15:33; 19:41; 2 Chr 11:10, Neh 11:29).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zorah, Zorathite. One of the cities of the Shephelah attributed to both the tribe of Dan and of Judah (Jos 15:33; 19:41), because it was part of Judah’s original allocation but was settled by Danites until they established their own territory near Laish (Jgs 18:11). Originally Zorah and nearby Eshtaol
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zorah zôr‛ə [Heb. ṣorʿâ; Gk. Saraa]; AV also ZOREAH, ZAREAH. A city in the Shephelah; the home of Manoah the father of Samson (Jgs. 13:2). Zorah (modern Ṣarʿah) was located in the northernmost district of the Shephelah, 2.5 km (1 1/2 mi) W of Eshtaol (Eshwaʿ) and 6 km (4 mi) S of Latrun. Overlooking
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZORAH, ZORATHITE A city of the Shephelah and its people, attributed to both the tribe of Dan and of Judah (Jos 15:33; 19:41). It was part of Judah’s original allocation but was settled by Danites until they established their own territory near Laish (Jgs 18:1–11). Originally Zorah and nearby Eshtaol
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zorah (zor´uh), a town (modern Sar‘ah) located in the Valley of Sorek, three miles northeast of Beth-shemesh and fifteen miles west of Jerusalem. The Danite Manoah, father of Samson, came from Zorah, and Samson was raised there (Judg. 13:2, 25). Both he and his father were buried in the region between
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZORAH. city allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh 19:41); the home of Manoah, the father of Samson (Jdg 13:2, 25), and the place of Samson’s burial (Jdg 16:31). Some Danites of Zorah sought additional land in the N and migrated there, capturing Micah’s Levitical priest of his private temple en route (Jdg
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zorah (Heb. ṣorʿâ)A small village in the tribal inheritance of Dan (Josh. 19:41), later annexed to Judah (15:33). The site is identified with Ṣarʿah/Tel Zorʿa (148131), ca. 21 km. (13 mi.) W of Jerusalem. High upon a hill, the settlement controlled the highway through the “great fosse” passing along
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ZORAH; ZOREAH A town in the Plain, on the border of the territory of Dan (Josh. 19:41), always mentioned together with Eshtaol in this context (Josh. 15:33); the birth-place and burial-place of Samson. From Zorah five men went up to look for a new place for the Danites (Judg. 13:2; 16:31). In the time