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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible


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BETH-ZUR (‘house of rock,’ Joshua 15:58 , 1 Samuel 30:27 [in LXX [Note: Septuagint.] ], 1 Chronicles 2:45 , 2 Chronicles 11:7 , Nehemiah 3:16 ). The Bethsura of 1Ma 4:29 etc. A town of Judah in the Hebron mountains, fortified by Rehoboam, and still important after the Captivity. Judas Maccabæus here defeated the Greeks under Lysias in b.c. 165. It is the present ruined site, Beit Sur , on a cliff west of the Hebron road, near Halhul.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Beth-Zur'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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