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Beth

Beth [S]

occurs frequently as the appellation for a house, or dwelling-place, in such compounds as the words immediately following:

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.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Beth, [E]

the most general word for a house or habitation. It has the special meaning of a temple or house of worship Beth is more frequently employed in compound names of places than any other word. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary


Bibliography Information

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

BETH (1)

bath (b):

The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. With the daghesh it is transliterated in this dictionary as "b," and, without the daghesth, as "bh" ( = "v"). It came also to be used for the number two (2) and with the dieresis for 2,000. For name, etc., see ALPHABET; BAYITH.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BETH (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

BETH (2)

beth (in proper names; Greek transliteration in Septuagint, beth, baith, or beth):

This is the English transliteration for the Hebrew beth, meaning "house," "tent," "place." It occurs in many compound proper names formed similarly to the method of compounding words in the German language, as shown in the articles immediately following. Thus we have beth `anath or `anoth = "house of replies" (Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33); beth'el = "house of God" (Genesis 12:8; 13:3), etc. We also find the word in hybrid formations, e.g. Bethphage = Bethphage = "fig house" (Matthew 21:1).

Frank E. Hirsch


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BETH (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.