Azekah


Azekah
   Dug over, a town in the Shephelah or low hills of Judah (Josh. 15:35), where the five confederated Amoritish kings were defeated by Joshua and their army destroyed by a hailstrom (10:10, 11). It was one of the places re-occupied by the Jews on their return from the Captivity (Neh. 11:30).

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  • AZEKAH — (Heb. עֲזֵקָה), biblical town in the Shephelah on the road leading north from Lachish to Beth Horon. Eusebius describes Azekah (Onom. 18:10–12) as a village situated between Eleutheropolis (Bet Guvrin) and Jerusalem. After the second battle of Ai …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Azekah — dug over a town in the Shephelah or low hills of Judah.Azekah guarded the upper reaches of the Valley of Elah. It is identified with Tell Zakariyeh, about 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Hebron. Excavations reveal walls and towers at the place. In the …   Wikipedia

  • LACHISH OSTRACA — LACHISH OSTRACA, a collection of inscribed sherds discovered at lachish by J.L. Starkey . Eighteen were discovered in 1935 in a room adjacent to the city gate, among the ruins of stratum II, which was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia, and …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Socoh (Shephelah) — Socoh or Soco (Hebrew: שוכו, שוכה) was a town in the Shephelah of Judah, situated between Adullam and Azekah (Josh. 15:35).The Philistines camped between Socoh and Azekah prior to the encounter of David and Goliath (Sam. 17:1). Rehoboam fortified …   Wikipedia

  • АЗЕК — [Азека; евр. , ], г. в Сев. Иудее. Впервые упоминается в библейском рассказе о победе Иисуса Навина над 5 амморейскими царями (Нав 10. 10 11); далее в описании городов колена сынов Иудиных (Нав 15. 35); в истории Давида и Голиафа (1 Цар 17. 1); в …   Православная энциклопедия

  • HEZEKIAH — (Heb. חִזְקִיָּהוּ ,חִזְקִיָּה; YHWH is (my) strength, shortened form of יְחִזְקִיָּהוּ; in cuneiform transcription Ḫazaqiau, YHWH is strong ), son of Ahaz, king of Judah (II Kings 18–20; II Chron. 29–32). Hezekiah reigned for 29 years in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SOCOH OR SOCO — (Sokhko; Heb. שׂוֹכוֹ, שׂוֹכֹה). (1) Town in the Shephelah of Judah, situated between Adullam and Azekah (Josh. 15:35). The Philistines camped between Socoh and Azekah prior to the encounter of David and Goliath (I Sam. 17:1). Rehoboam fortified… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ẒEDAKAH — (Heb. צְדָקָה; righteous act, or charity ), word derived from the root צדק ( to be correct ). In the Bible, it is variantly used: as righteousness, in the sense of piety (Gen. 15:6); as justice (Amos 5:7; 6:12); as right in one s claims (II Sam.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Sokho — (transliterated thus from the Hebrew; also Sokhoh or Sochoh, but not with initial Sh; transliterated Soco from Greek transliterations; spelled שוכה ,שוכו and שכה in Biblical Hebrew and סוכו in Mishnaic Hebrew; meaning perhaps related to fence or… …   Wikipedia