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Bozrah

Bozrah [N] [E] [H]

(fortress ).

  1. In Edom, the city of Jobab the son of Zerah, one of the early king of that nation. ( Genesis 36:33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:44 ) Mentioned by Isaiah, ( Isaiah 34:6 ; 63:1 ) in connection with Edom, and by Jeremiah, ( Jeremiah 49:13 Jeremiah 49:22 ; Amos 1:12 ) and ( Micah 2:12 ) Its modern representative is el-Busaireh , which lies on the mountain district to the southeast of the Dead Sea.
  2. In his catalogue of the cities of the land of Moab, Jeremiah, ( Jeremiah 48:24 ) mentions a Bozrah as in "the plain country" (ver 21), i.e. the high level downs on the east of the Dead Sea.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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