Bozrah (Boz´ruh; Heb., “fortress,” “enclosure”)

1 The chief city of northern Edom, eight miles south of modern Tafileh. Evidently famous for its strong fortifications, Bozrah symbolizes in the prophetic oracles the whole of Edom (Isa 34:6; Jer 49:13; Jer 49:22; Amos 1:12). 2 A town in Moab (Jer 48:24), perhaps the same as modern Bezer. 3 A city close to the southern frontier of Syria, known today as Busra eski-Sham.

Isa 34:6

6The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood,
it is gorged with fat,
with the blood of lambs and goats,
with the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a ... View more

Jer 49:13

13For by myself I have sworn, says the Lord, that Bozrah shall become an object of horror and ridicule, a waste, and an object of cursing; and all her towns sha ... View more

Jer 49:22

22Look, he shall mount up and swoop down like an eagle, and spread his wings against Bozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom in that day shall be like the ... View more

Amos 1:12

12So I will send a fire on Teman,
and it shall devour the strongholds of Bozrah.

Jer 48:24

24and Kerioth, and Bozrah, and all the towns of the land of Moab, far and near.

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