Ir-shemesh


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Ir-shemesh

(ĭr-shē`mĕsh), the same as Beth-shemeshBeth-shemesh
, 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.
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