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.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Zorah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".