Maktesh

Maktesh [N] [S]

mortar, a place in or near Jerusalem inhabited by silver merchants ( Zephaniah 1:11 ). It has been conjectured that it was the "Phoenician quarter" of the city, where the traders of that nation resided, after the Oriental custom.

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

Bibliography Information

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

Maktesh [N] [E]

(a mortar or deep hollow ), a place evidently in Jerusalem, the inhabitants of which are denounced by Zephaniah. ( Zephaniah 1:11 ) Ewald conjectures that it was the Phoenician quarter" of the city.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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