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Beth-ho'ron. (house of caverns). The name of two towns or villages, an "upper" and a "nether," Joshua 16:3; Joshua 16:5; 1 Chronicles 7:24, on the road from Gibeon to Azekah, Joshua 10:10-11, and the Philistine plain. 1 Maccabees 3:24.

Beth-horon lay on the boundary line between Benjamin and Ephraim, Joshua 16:3; Joshua 16:5 and Joshua 18:13-14, was counted to Ephraim, Joshua 21:22; 1 Chronicles 7:24, and given to the Kohathites. Joshua 21:22; 1 Chronicles 6:68. 1 Chronicles 6:53. The two Beth-horons still survive in the modern villages of Beit-ur, et-tahta and el-foka.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Beth-horon'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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