house of rock, a town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:58), about 4 miles to the north of Hebron. It was built by Rehoboam for the defence of his kingdom (2 Chr. 11:7). It stood near the modern ed-Dirweh. Its ruins are still seen on a hill which bears the name of Beit-Sur, and which commands the road from Beer-sheba and Hebron to Jerusalem from the south.
They drove the Hellenists out of bethzur, and garrisoned it.
The garrison of bethzur fought bravely, and attempted to destroy the siege-train of the invaders.
It ran past bethzur and Beth-zecharias, famous in Maccabean warfare.
The western border fortresses were Gazara in the northwest and Bethsura, the ancient bethzur, in the southwest.