- First Reference: Numbers 33:20
- Last Reference: Jeremiah 52:1
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. One of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 33:20, 21).
2. One of the royal cities of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (Joshua 10:29-32; 12:15). It became one of the Levitical towns in the tribe of Judah (21:13), and was strongly fortified. Sennacherib laid siege to it (2 Kings 19:8; Isaiah 37:8). It was the native place of Hamutal, the queen of Josiah (2 Kings 23:31). It stood near Lachish, and has been identified with the modern Arak el-Menshiyeh.
1. A station of the Israelites in the desert
2. A city of Judah:
Captured by Joshua
Joshua 10:29-32; Joshua 10:39; Joshua 12:15
Allotted to the priests
Joshua 21:13; 1 Chronicles 6:57
Sennacherib besieged; his army defeated near
2 Kings 19:8; 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:8-36
- A royal city of the Canaanites which lay in the southwest part of the Holy Land, taken by Joshua immediately after the rout of Beth-horon. It was near Lachish, west of Makkedah. It was appropriated with its "suburbs" to the priests. (Joshua 21:13; 1 Chronicles 6:57) In the reign of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat it "revolted" form Judah at the same time with Edom. (2 Kings 8:22; 2 Chronicles 21:10) Probably the modern Ayak el-Menshiyeh .
- One of the stations at which the Isr'lites encamped on their journey between the wilderness of Sinai and Kadesh. (Numbers 33:20,21)