Beth-zur


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Beth-zur

(bĕth-zûr`), town, ancient Palestine, N of Hebron, on the Jerusalem road. It is the modern Khirbat Tubaygah, the West Bank. Excavations (1924, 1931, 1957) have revealed settlements from the 19th cent. B.C. During the Hellenistic period it was important in the Maccabean campaigns. References to it in the Bible are numerous.
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Even after the assassination of Gedatiah, settlement in the areas of Benjamin and the Judean highlands north of Beth-Zur continued unaffected as a Babylonian province.
Two small bottles dated to the end of the sixth century by the excavators at Beth-Zur are found similar to Period IIIb bottles at Tell el-Fu and to the Ain Shems Tomb 14 (ibid.