Azekah

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

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Josh 15:35

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1Sam 17:1

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2Chr 11:9

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Jer 34:7

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