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Zereda

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Heb. with the art. hats-Tseredah', הִצְּרֵדָה, the fortress [Fü rst] or the cool [Gesen.] Sept. Σαριδά v.r. Σαριρά; Vulg. Sareda), a town in Mount Ephraim, the birthplace of Jeroboam the son of Nebat (1 Kings 11:26). In an addition made by the Sept; to ch. 12 Sarira (as this place is called by some MSS.) is said to have been built by Jeroboam for Solomon, and it is stated that to it Jeroboam returned when he came out of Egypt. The same passage further substitutes it for Tirzah. It seems to have been located as a fastness on some strong position. On this account, as well as because of its connection with Mount Ephraim, it cannot be (as many think) the same with Zeredatha, Zerrath, or Zarthan, which lay in the Jordan valley. Lieut. Conder (Tent Work in Palest. 2, 340) identities it with Surdah, a village little more than a mile south of Jufna (Tristram, Bible Places, p. 110).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zereda'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​z/zereda.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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