place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given to Dan ( Joshua 19:41 ; Judges 18:2 ), probably the same as Zoreah ( Joshua 15:33 ). This was Samson's birthplace ( Judges 13:2 Judges 13:25 ), and near it he found a grave ( 16:31 ). It was situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of Sorek, and was fortified by Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:10 ). It has been identified with Sur'ah, in the Wady Surar, 8 miles west of Jerusalem. It is noticed on monuments in the fifteenth century B.C. as attacked by the Abiri or Hebrews.