Bethshemesh


Bethshemesh
1) A city, 25 km. (16 miles) SW of Jerusalem, for which Israelites and Philistines contested. The Ark [[➝ ark]] of the Covenant was returned here after it had been captured and temporarily retained by the Philistines (1 Sam. 6:1–16). Later, in the time of Ahaz, the Philistines regained control.
2) Another city of the same name (but ‘Heliopolis’ in NRSV) in Egypt, connected with a cult of the sun, is mentioned in Jer. 43:13. The word shemesh means ‘sun’.

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  • 1 Samuel 6 — 1 And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. 2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place. 3 And… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Joshua 19 — 1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. 2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Judges 1 — 1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Kings 14 — 1 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah. 2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Chronicles 25 — 1 Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • BETHSAMÈS — OU BETHSHEMESH. Des cinquante mille et soixante et dix Juifs morts de mort subite pour avoir regardé l arche; des cinq trous du cul d or payés par les Philistins, et de l incrédulité du docteur Kennicott.     Les gens du monde seront peut être… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Tribal allotments of Israel — According to the Book of Joshua, Joshua divided the newly conquered land of Canaan into parcels, and assigned them to the Tribes of Israel by lot. The Book of Joshua describes the parcels by giving landmarks along the borders, or in some cases by …   Wikipedia

  • Tanna Devei Eliyahu — (Hebrew: תנא דבי אליהו; alternate transliterations include Tana D vei Eliyahu and Tana D vei Eliahu) is the composite name of a midrash, consisting of two parts, whose final redaction took place at the end of the 10th century CE. The first part… …   Wikipedia

  • On —    Light; the sun, (Gen. 41:45, 50), the great seat of sun worship, called also Bethshemesh (Jer. 43:13) and Aven (Ezek. 30:17), stood on the east bank of the Nile, a few miles north of Memphis, and near Cairo, in the north east. The Vulgate and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Joshua 15 — 1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast. 2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea,… …   The King James version of the Bible


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