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Beth-shemesh

Beth-shemesh

(house of the sun ).

  1. One of the towns which marked the north boundary of Judah. ( Joshua 15:10 ) It is now Ainshems , about two miles from the great Philistine plain, and seven from Ekron.
  2. A city on the border of Issachar. ( Joshua 19:22 )
  3. One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali. ( Joshua 19:38 ; Judges 1:33 )
  4. An idolatrous temple, or place in Egypt. ( Jeremiah 43:13 ) In the middle ages Heliopolis was still called by the Arabs Ain Shems .

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bethshemesh'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.