[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
- A place in the circle of Jordan, mentioned in connection with Succoth. ( 1 Kings 7:46 )
- It is also named in the account of the passage of the Jordan by the Israelites, ( Joshua 3:18 ) where the authorized Version has Zaretan.
- A place with the similar name of Zartanah. ( 1 Kings 4:12 )
- Further, Zeredathah, named in ( 2 Chronicles 4:17 ) only in specifying the situation of the foundries for the brass-work of Solomons temple, is substituted for Zarthan; and this again is not impossibly identical with the Zererath of the story of Gideon. ( Judges 7:22 ) All these spots agree in proximity to the Jordan, but beyond this we are absolutely at fault as to their position.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zarthan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.