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Bether

BETHER

be'-ther (bether):

In Song of Solomon 2:17 mention is made of "the mountains of Bether." It is doubtful if a proper name is intended. The Revised Version, margin has, "perhaps, the spice malobathron." A Bether is prominent in late Jewish history as the place where the Jews resisted Hadrian under Bar Cochba in 135 AD. Its identity with Bittir, 7 miles Southwest of Jerusalem, is attested by an inscription.


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