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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Baal-Shalishah

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bā -al -shal´i -sha , , Baithsarisá ) : Whence a man came to Gilgal with first-fruits (2 Kings 4:42 ) was probably not far from the latter place. According to the Talmud (Ṣanh . 12a ) the fruits of the earth nowhere ripened so quickly. It is called by Eusebius Baithsarith (Jerome "Bethsalisa"), and located 15 miles North of Diospolis (Lydda). Khirbet Sirı̄siā almost exactly fits this description. Gilgal (Jiljūlieh ) lies in the plain about 4 1/2 miles to the Northwest Khirbet Kefr Thilth , 3 1/2 miles farther north, has also been suggested. The Arabic Thilth exactly corresponds to the Hebrew Shālı̄shāh ̌ .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Baal-Shalishah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/baal-shalishah.html. 1915.

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