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(Heb. Beyth Lebaoth', בֵּית לְבָאוֹת , house of lionesses, Sept. Βηθλεβαώθ v. r. Βαιθαλβάθ and Βαθαρώθ ), a town in the lot of Simeon (Joshua 19:6), and therefore in the extreme south of Judah (Joshua 15:32, where it is called simply LEBAOTH (See LEBAOTH) [q.v.]), probably in the wild country to which its name bears witness. In the parallel list in 1 Chronicles 4:31, the name is given BETH-BIREI. Reland (Pal/est. p. 648) conjectures that it may have been the "toparchy of Bethleptephae" (Βεθληπτηφῶν ), mentioned by Josephus (War, 4, 8, 1) and Pliny (Betleptephene, 5, 15), south of Jerusalem; but this is hardly probable (see also the improbable surmise of Korb in Jahn's Jahrb. f. Philol. 4, 114 sq.).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Beth-Lebaoth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​b/beth-lebaoth.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.