Beth-zur (Beth-zuhr´; Heb., “house of the rock”)

A town (modern Khirbet et-Tubeiqah) on the Jerusalem road four miles north of Hebron. A Judean town (Josh 15:58) of Calebite descent (1Chr 2:45), it was fortified by Rehoboam as one of fifteen outposts south and west of Jerusalem (2Chr 11:5-10). (Neh 3:16) suggests it was a district center in the fifth century. It changed hands often in the Maccabean struggles (1Macc 4-11).

Josh 15:58

58Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,

1Chr 2:45

45The son of Shammai: Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.

2Chr 11:5-10

5Rehoboam resided in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah.6He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,9Ado ... View more

Neh 3:16

16After him Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, repaired from a point opposite the graves of David, as far as the artificial pool and ... View more

1Macc 4-11

The Battle at Emmaus
1Now Gorgias took five thousand infantry and one thousand picked cavalry, and this division moved out by night2to fall upon the camp of the ... View more

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