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Bozrah

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Bozrah (bŏz'rah), fortress. Two cities. 1. Bozrah in Edom, Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1, which was to become a perpetual waste. Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 1:12; Micah 2:12; perhaps Buseireh, in the mountains of Petra, 20 miles southeast of the Dead Sea. 2. Bozrah in Moab. Jeremiah 48:24. Judgment has surely fallen upon it. Porter thinks it is the same as modern Buzrah, where are the ruins of a magnificent city nearly five miles in circuit, once having 100,000 inhabitants, but now only 20 families. It is near the Hauran, 60 miles south of Damascus. Portions of its massive walls and towers, theatre, temples, stone doors and roofs, some of the ruins of the work of the early inhabitants, perhaps the giants Rephaim, but more likely of the later Roman builders, are still to be seen in good state of preservation.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Bozrah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​b/bozrah.html. 1893.
 
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