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Michmethah

Michmethah [N] [H] [S]

hiding-place, a town in the northern border of Ephraim and Manasseh, and not far west of Jordan ( Joshua 16:6 ; 17:7 ).

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

Bibliography Information

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

Michmethah [N] [E] [S]

the gift or death of a striker
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Michmethah [N] [E] [H]

(hiding-place ), a place which formed one of the landmarks of the boundary of the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh on the western side of Jordan. ( Joshua 17:7 ) The position of the place must be somewhere on the east of and not far distant from Shechem.


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

MICHMETHAH

mik'-me-tha (ha-mikhmethah; Codex Vaticanus Hikasmon; Codex Alexandrinus Machthoth):

A place named in defining the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:6; 17:7). It is said to lie "before," i.e. to the East of Shechem. In the name itself, the meaning of which is obscure, there is nothing to guide us. The presence of the article, however ("the Michmethah"), suggests that it may not be a proper name, but an appellative, applying to some feature of the landscape. Condor suggests the plain of Makhneh, which lies to the East of Nablus (Shechem), in which there may possibly be an echo of the ancient name.


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