Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A city belonging to the priests in the tribe of Judah. (Joshua 15:10) This place is rendered remarkable from the slaughter the Lord made on the men of Beth-shemesh for their curiosity in looking into the ark. (See 1 Samuel 6:19) An invasion by any into the priest's office hath been always punished. (See Numbers 4:5; Num 4:15; Num 4:20) How blessedly the Holy Ghost testifieth of Christ, that he took not upon him the office of High Priest uncalled of JEHOVAH A glorious consideration to all his people. (Hebrews 5:4-5)
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Beth-Shemesh'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/b/beth-shemesh.html. London. 1828.