house of rock, a town in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 15:58 ), about 4 miles to the north of Hebron. It was built by Rehoboam for the defence of his kingdom ( 2 Chronicles 11:7 ). It stood near the modern ed-Dirweh. Its ruins are still seen on a hill which bears the name of Beit-Sur, and which commands the road from Beer-sheba and Hebron to Jerusalem from the south.
(house of rock ) a town in the mountains of Judah, built by Jeroboam, ( Joshua 15:58 ; 2 Chronicles 11:7 ) now Beit-zur . It commands the road from Beersheba and Hebron, which has always been the main approach to Jerusalem from the south. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary