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Holman Bible Dictionary
(behth-hac' ce rehm) or BETH-HACCHEREM Place name meaning, “house of the vineyard.” City used to signal that enemies approached from the north (Jeremiah 6:1
). Its leading official helped Nehemiah repair the dung gate (Nehemiah 3:14
). It is probably modern Ramat Rahel halfway between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Archaeological excavations show it was founded about 800 B.C. It sits high on a hill surveying the surrounding countryside. One of the later kings of Judah built a grand palace there. Apparently Jehoiakim (609-597) built the palace, which fits the description of Jeremiah 22:13-19
. After the return from Exile, it served as an administrative center.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Beth-Haccerem'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/beth-haccerem.html. 1991.