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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Beth-Horon

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The place of the hollow way"), the name of two neighbouring villages, upper and lower Beth-horon, on the ascent from the coast plain of Palestine to the high tableland of Benjamin, which was until the 16th century the high road from Jerusalem to the sea. The two towns thus played a conspicuous part in Israelitish military history (see Josh. x. 10; 1 Sam. xiii. 18; i Kings ix. 17; 1 Mace. iii. 13-24, vii. 39 ff., ix. 50). Josephus (Bell. Jud. ii. 19) tells of the rout of a Roman army under Cestius Gallus in A.D. 66. The Talmud states that many rabbis were born in the place. It is now represented by Beit `Ur-el-foka and Beit `Ur-et-tahta.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Beth-Horon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/b/beth-horon.html. 1910.

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