Beth-horon

Beth-horon

(bĕth-hō`rən), in the Bible, name of two neighboring towns on the northerly road from Lod to Jerusalem. They are the modern Beit Ur at Tahta and Beit Ur al Fawga in the West Bank. In this strategic locality two historic Jewish victories were gained, by Joshua and by Judas Maccabaeus.
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The rabbi seeks to persuade the prime minister of the need to defer to Torah scholars by citing a passage from the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin: "If two camels met each other while on the ascent to Beth-Horon How then should they act?