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Beth-Leaphrah

BETH-LEAPHRAH

beth-le-af'-ra (beth le`aphrah; Septuagint ex oikou kata gelota, "house of dust"):

The name of a place found only in Micah 1:10. From the connection in which it is used it was probably in the Philistine plain. There seems to be a play upon the name in the sentence, "at Beth le-`apharah have I rolled myself in the dust," `aphrah meaning "dust," and possibly another on Philistine in rolled, hith-palldshithi (see G. A. Smith, The Book of the Twelve Prophets, called Minor, in the place cited.).


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