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Beth-Hoglah

BETH-HOGLAH

beth-hog'-la (beth-choghlah; Septuagint Baithaglaam, "house of partridge"):

Mentioned in Joshua 15:6; 18:19, identified with Ain Haijab ("partridge spring") lying between Jericho and the Jordan, where in 1874 there was still a ruined Greek monastery called Kasr Hajlah, dating from the 12th century. The ruins are now destroyed. In Joshua 15:5; 18:19 it is said to be at the mouth of the Jordan on a Tongue (Lisan) of the Salt Sea. But it is now several miles inland, probably because the Jordan has silt edition up a delta to that extent.

See DEAD SEA.

George Frederick Wright


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