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A city of Danites within the limits of Judah, 2 Chronicles 11:12 , called also Zoreah, Joshua 15:33 19:40 . Samson was a Zorite, or Zorathite, Judges 13:2,25 1 Chronicles 2:54 4:2 . It is now recognized in a secluded mountain village called Surah, on the edge of the hills north of Bethshemesh.

The road followed by Samson in going to Timnath leads down through rocky gorges, very likely to be haunted by wild beasts. It was here that he slew the lion, without the help of any weapon, Judges 14:5-7 .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Zorah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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