A town (modern Sar´ah) located in the Valley of Sorek three miles northeast of Beth-shemesh and fifteen miles west of Jerusalem. The Danites were the first tribe to settle in the Zorah area (Josh 15:33; Josh 19:31); Manoah, the father of Samson, came from Zorah, and Samson was raised there (Judg 13:2; Judg 13:25). After the Danites migrated north, Zorah became Judahite, and King Rehoboam fortified Zorah and the surrounding towns. Upon return from Babylonian exile Jews settled again in Zorah.
33And in the Lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
31This is the inheritance of the tribe of Asher according to its families—these towns with their villages.
2There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren, having borne no children.
25The spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.