Attention!
Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Dictionaries

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Makkedah

Additional Links

MAKKEDAH. A Canaanite royal city in the Shephçlah, where the five kings of the Canaanites, defeated by Joshua at Gibeon, and chased by Israel down the valley by way of Beth-horon and Azekah, took refuge in a cave ( Joshua 10:10; Joshua 10:16 ff.), whence, later, by Joshua’s orders, they were brought forth and slain. The city was taken and the inhabitants put to the sword. Azekah has not been identified, but in Joshua 15:41 it is named with Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, which may be identified with the modern Katrah, Dajûn , and Na’aneh . In this district the name Makkedah has not been found, but Warren and Conder agree in suggesting el-Mughâr , ‘the cave,’ as the most likely spot. The rock-quarrying and tombs mark an ancient site, and caves are found in no other place where Makkedah might be located. It lies on the N. of Wâdy Surâr , about 15 miles S. of Jaffa. The Onomasticon places it about 7 miles E. of Eleutheropolis ( Beit Jibrîn ), a position hardly to be reckoned within the Shephçlah.

W. Ewing.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Makkedah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/m/makkedah.html. 1909.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Makheloth
Next Entry
Maktesh