Azekah (Uh-zee´kuh)

A city (modern Tell ez-Zahariye) in Judah occupied prior to Israel’s entering Canaan (Josh 10:10-11; Josh 15:35). It lies a short distance northeast of Lachish. The Philistines and Goliath camped between Succoth and Azekah (1Sam 17:1). Rehoboam fortified this city (2Chr 11:9). Only Azekah and Lachish were left in the Judean countryside (Jer 34:7) when Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem and the fortified cities of Judah.

Josh 10:10-11

10And the Lord threw them into a panic before Israel, who inflicted a great slaughter on them at Gibeon, chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon, and ... View more

Josh 15:35

35Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,

1Sam 17:1

David and Goliath
1Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Aze ... View more

2Chr 11:9

9Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,

Jer 34:7

7when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the cities of Judah that were left, Lachish and Azekah; for these were the ... View more

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