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beeroth in the Bible

wells, one of the four cities of the Hivites which entered by fraud into a league with Joshua. It belonged to Benjamin (Josh. 18:25). It has by some been identified with el-Bireh on the way to Nablus, 10 miles north of Jerusalem.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • But beeroth had one fatal disadvantage as a sole line of advance.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • beeroth (wells), now el Bireh, 10 miles north, was one of the Gibeonite cities which made peace with Israel.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • beeroth also commanded the exit from the principal ravine by which Joshua could march upwards to the ridge—the valley of Achor.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • Six unknown names come next, the first of which is a beeroth, or "Wells."

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • They were brothers, men of beeroth, which was formerly one of the cities of the Gibeonites, but was now reckoned to Benjamin.

  • East there was no escape; north was the Israelite army from beeroth; south and west was the army of Joshua.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder

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