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Bozrah

Bozrah [N] [H] [S]

enclosure; fortress.

  • The city of Jobab, one of the early Edomite kings ( Genesis 36:33 ). This place is mentioned by the prophets in later times ( Isaiah 34:6 ; Jeremiah 49:13 ; Amos 1:12 ; Micah 2:12 ). Its modern representative is el-Busseireh. It lies in the mountain district of Petra, 20 miles to the south-east of the Dead Sea.

  • A Moabite city in the "plain country" ( Jeremiah 48:24 ), i.e., on the high level down on the east of the Dead Sea. It is probably the modern Buzrah.

    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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    [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 Bozrah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Bozrah [N] [E] [S]

    in tribulation or distress
    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
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    Bibliography Information

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

    Bozrah [N] [E] [H]

    (fortress ).

    1. In Edom, the city of Jobab the son of Zerah, one of the early king of that nation. ( Genesis 36:33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:44 ) Mentioned by Isaiah, ( Isaiah 34:6 ; 63:1 ) in connection with Edom, and by Jeremiah, ( Jeremiah 49:13 Jeremiah 49:22 ; Amos 1:12 ) and ( Micah 2:12 ) Its modern representative is el-Busaireh , which lies on the mountain district to the southeast of the Dead Sea.
    2. In his catalogue of the cities of the land of Moab, Jeremiah, ( Jeremiah 48:24 ) mentions a Bozrah as in "the plain country" (ver 21), i.e. the high level downs on the east of the Dead Sea.

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

    BOZRAH

    boz'-ra (botsrah, "sheepfold"; Bosorrha, Bosor):

    (1) The capital of Edom, a city of great antiquity (Genesis 36:33; 1 Chronicles 1:44; Isaiah 34:6; 63:1; Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 1:12). It may be identical with Buceirah, which lies about 7 miles Southwest of Tufileh, on the main road to Petra.

    (2) A city in Moab mentioned in Jeremiah 48:24. It is probably identical with Bezer, the city of refuge. It may be represented today by Qusur Bashair, which towers lie some 15 miles Southeast of Dibon. In this case Beth-gamul would be identical with Jemail, 8 miles East of Dibon, and Beth-meon with Ma`in, Southwest of Medebah.

    W. Ewing


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