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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Zarthan

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Zar'than.

1. A place in the circle of Jordan, mentioned in connection with Succoth. 1 Kings 7:46.

2. It is also named, in the account of the passage of the Jordan, by the Israelites, Joshua 3:18, where the Authorized Version has Zaretan.

3. A place with the similar name of Zartanah. 1 Kings 4:12.

4. Further, Zeredathah, named in 2 Chronicles 4:17 only in specifying the situation of the foundries for the brass-work of Solomon's Temple, is substituted for Zarthan; and this again is not impossibly identical with the Zererath of the story of Gideon. Judges 7:22. All these spots agree in proximity to the Jordan, but beyond this we are absolutely at fault as to their position. See Zaretan.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Zarthan'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/z/zarthan.html. 1901.

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