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Beth-jeshimoth

Beth-jeshimoth [N]

house of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan ( Numbers 33:49 ; A.V., "Bethjesimoth"). It was within the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites ( Joshua 12:3 ).

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

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Beth-jeshimoth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Beth-jeshimoth

(house of deserts ) or Jesimoth , a town or place east of Jordan, on the lower level at the south end of the Jordan valley, ( Numbers 33:49 ) and named with Ashdod-pisgah and Beth-peor. It was one of the limits of the encampment of Israel before crossing the Jordan. Later it was allotted to Reuben, ( Joshua 12:3 ; 13:20 ) but came at last into the hands of Moab, and formed one of the cities which were "the glory of the country." ( Ezekiel 25:9 )


Bibliography Information

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