Bezek

Bezek [N] [H] [S]

lightning.

  • The residence of Adoni-bezek, in the lot of Judah ( Judges 1:5 ). It was in the mountains, not far from Jerusalem. Probably the modern Bezkah, 6 miles south-east of Lydda.

  • The place where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah ( 1 Samuel 11:8 ); somewhere in the centre of the country, near the Jordan valley. Probably the modern Ibzik, 13 miles north-east of Shechem.

    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.

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    Bibliography Information

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

  • Bezek [N] [E] [S]

    lightning; in the chains
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [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 'Bezek'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Bezek [N] [E] [H]

    (lightning ).

    1. The residence of Adonibezek, ( Judges 1:6 ) in the lot of Judah. ver. ( Judges 1:3 )
    2. Where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah before going to the relief of Jabesh-gilead. ( 1 Samuel 11:8 ) This was doubtless somewhere in the centre of the country, near the Jordan valley. No identification of either place has been made in modern times.

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

    BEZEK

    be'-zek (bezeq; Bezek, Codex Vaticanus, Abiezek):

    (1) The city of Adoni-bezek taken by Judah and Simeon (Judges 1:4), in the territory allotted to Judah. It is somewhat doubtfully identified with Bezqah, about 3 miles Northeast of Gezer.

    (2) The place where Saul marshaled his army before marching to the relief of Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 11:8). Eusebius, Onomasticon speaks of two villages of this name 17 Roman miles from Shechem, on the way to Scythopolis. No doubt Khirbet Ibziq is intended. Here, or on the neighboring height, Ras Ibziq, a mountain 2,404 ft. above sea level, the army probably assembled.

    W. Ewing


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