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Zarthan. [E]

  1. A place in the circle of Jordan, mentioned in connection with Succoth. ( 1 Kings 7:46 )
  2. It is also named in the account of the passage of the Jordan by the Israelites, ( Joshua 3:18 ) where the authorized Version has Zaretan.
  3. A place with the similar name of Zartanah. ( 1 Kings 4:12 )
  4. Further, Zeredathah, named in ( 2 Chronicles 4:17 ) only in specifying the situation of the foundries for the brass-work of Solomons temple, is substituted for Zarthan; and this again is not impossibly identical with the Zererath of the story of Gideon. ( Judges 7:22 ) All these spots agree in proximity to the Jordan, but beyond this we are absolutely at fault as to their position.
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zarthan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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