Bozrah [N] [H] [S]

enclosure; fortress.

  • The city of Jobab, one of the early Edomite kings ( Genesis 36:33 ). This place is mentioned by the prophets in later times ( Isaiah 34:6 ; Jeremiah 49:13 ; Amos 1:12 ; Micah 2:12 ). Its modern representative is el-Busseireh. It lies in the mountain district of Petra, 20 miles to the south-east of the Dead Sea.

  • A Moabite city in the "plain country" ( Jeremiah 48:24 ), i.e., on the high level down on the east of the Dead Sea. It is probably the modern Buzrah.

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

    Bibliography Information

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