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Judges 9:21

Overview - Judges 9
Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king.
Jotham by a parable rebukes them, and foretells their ruin.
22 Gaal conspires with the Shechemites against him.
30 Zebul reveals it.
34 Abimelech overcomes them, and sows the city with salt.
46 He burns the hold of the god Berith.
50 At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone.
56 Jotham's curse if fulfilled.
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Judges 9:21  (King James Version)
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
 


Beer
Probably the Beer mentioned by Mr. Maundrell, three hours and a half, or about ten miles, north of Jerusalem, towards Shechem. It is situated toward the south, on an easy declivity; and has a fountain of excellent water at the bottom of the hill, from which it has taken its name. Close to the well are the mouldering walls of a ruined {khan;} and on the summit of the hill two large arches still remain of a ruined convent
Dr. Richardson says, that it seems to have been once a place of considerable consequence.
Numbers 21:16 ; Joshua 19:8 ; 2 Samuel 20:14
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