bene beraq


bene beraq

city, northeastern suburb of Tel Aviv-Yafo, west central Israel, in the southern Plain of Sharon. In Assyrian texts, Bene Beraq is listed as a city that fell to Sennacherib, king of Assyria, in 701 BC. It is also mentioned in the Bible (Joshua 19) and was a well-known scholarly centre (c. 100 BC) during the time of the compilation of the Talmud.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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