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Beth-Jeshimoth

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

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BETH-JESHIMOTH (‘the place of the desert’). The S. limit of the encampment on ‘the plains of Moab’ at the close of the journeyings ( Numbers 33:49 ). In Joshua 12:8 it is mentioned as in the S. of the Arabah towards the Dead Sea. In Joshua 13:20 it is assigned to Reuben; and in Ezekiel 25:9 it is spoken of as belonging to Moab. Eusebius places it 10 miles S. of Jericho. Some ruins and a well at the N.E. end of the Dead Sea bear the name of Suwaimeh , which may be a modification of Jeshimoth; and this situation suits the Biblical narrative.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Beth-Jeshimoth'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​b/beth-jeshimoth.html. 1909.
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