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Bahurim

Bahurim [N] [H] [S]

young men, a place east of Jerusalem ( 2 Samuel 3:16 ; 19:16 ), on the road to the Jordan valley. Here Shimei resided, who poured forth vile abuse against David, and flung dust and stones at him and his party when they were making their way down the eastern slopes of Olivet toward Jordan ( 16:5 ); and here Jonathan and Ahimaaz hid themselves ( 17:18 ).

With the exception of Shimei, Azmaveth, one of David's heroes, is the only other native of the place who is mentioned ( 2 Samuel 23:31 ; 1 Chronicles 11:33 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bahurim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Bahurim [N] [E] [S]

choice; warlike; valiant
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bahurim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Bahurim [N] [E] [H]

(low ground ), a village, ( 2 Samuel 16:6 ) apparently on or close to the road leading up from the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, and near the south boundary of Benjamin.


[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 'Bahurim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BAHURIM

ba-hu'-rim bachurim; (Baoureim usually, but there are variants):

A place in the territory of Benjamin which lay on an old road from Jerusalem to Jericho followed by David in his flight from Absalom (2 Samuel 15:32-16:5). It ran over the Mount of Olives and down the slopes to the East. The Talmud identifies it with Ale, math, the modern Almit, about a mile beyond `Anata, going from Jerusalem. If this identification is correct, Wady Farah may be the brook of water (2 Samuel 17:20). Here Paltiel was parted from his wife Miehal by Abner (2 Samuel 3:16). It was the home of Shimei, who ran along a ridge of the hill cursing and throwing stones at the fugitive king (2 Samuel 16:5; 1 Kings 2:8). In Bahurim Jonathan and Ahimaaz, the native messengers of David, were concealed in a well by a loyal woman (2 Samuel 17:18). Azmaveth, one of David's heroes, was a of Bahurim. In 2 Samuel 23:31 we should read, as in 1 Chronicles 11:33,

Barahumite. W. Ewing


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BAHURIM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.