Zorah

Zorah (Zor´uh)

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.

Josh 15:33

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Josh 19:31

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Judg 13:2

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Judg 13:25

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