Zarethan

Zarethan (Zair´uh-than)

A city in the Jordan Valley whose location has not been firmly established. It was beside the clay ground where Solomon’s Phoenician smith cast bronze utensils for the Temple (1Kgs 7:46; 2Chr 4:17). When Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River, water backed up near Zarethan (Josh 3:16). In the period of the judges, Gideon pursued the Midianites toward Zarethan (Judg 7:22). Again during Solomon’s reign it is mentioned as belonging to one of his administrative districts (1Kgs 4:12).

1Kgs 7:46

46In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.

2Chr 4:17

17In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.

Josh 3:16

16the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of ... View more

Judg 7:22

22When they blew the three hundred trumpets, the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow and against all the army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shitta ... View more

1Kgs 4:12

12Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as the other ... View more

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