Beth-shemesh


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Beth-shemesh

(bĕth-shē`mĕsh), in the Bible. 1 The Egyptian Heliopolis. 2 Town of ancient Palestine, the modern Tel Bet Shemesh (Israel), W of Jerusalem. Excavations there have revealed traces of the Egyptian occupation in the 2d millennium B. C. It also appears as Ir-shemesh. 3 Town of Issachar. 4 Unidentified town of Naphtali.
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Beth-shemesh is distinguished by the almost complete absence of pig bones while Ekron has them in abundance.
shows that Timnah (WNW of Beth-shemesh in the Sorek Valley, Josh.
The cows went straight in thc direction of Beth-shemesh along one highway, lowing as they went; they turned neither to the right nor to the left, and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh.
demonstrates that there was a recognized border between the fields belonging to Beth-shemesh and those of the Philistines to the west.
Robinson and Smith had noted that near ancient Beth-shemesh there was a Wadi Isma'in (a segment of Nahal Soreq), and the local fellahin admitted that it was named for Isma'il = Ishmael.
Bunimovitz and Lederman, "Jerusalem and Beth-Shemesh," 43-45.
Jerusalem functioned as the capital not only for the rural and pastoral population, (57) but also for cities in Judah, such as Beth-Shemesh Stratum 3, Arad Strata XII-XI, Lachish Levels V-IV, and Beersheba Stratum VII-V, (58) as well as for Gezer, Megiddo, and Hazor in Israel.
The archaeology of border communities--renewed excavations at Tel Beth-Shemesh, Part 1: the Iron Age.
The non-Israelites, who were subjected to mas obed, lived in lowland areas such as the coastal plains and the Valley of Jezreel (a notable exception was Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath in Upper Galilee, Judg.