place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given to Dan (Josh. 19:41; Judg. 18:2), probably the same as Zoreah (Josh. 15:33). This was Samson’s birthplace (Judg. 13:2, 25), and near it he found a grave (16:31). It was situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of Sorek, and was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:10). It has been identified with Sur’ah, in the Wady Surar, 8 miles west of Jerusalem. It is noticed on monuments in the fifteenth century B.C. as attacked by the Abiri or Hebrews.

Historical Examples

This little plush cushion had been deftly fashioned for him, doubtless, by some veiled Fatmah or zorah.
In the Land of Mosques & Minarets Francis Miltoun

It was there that zorah had prophesied: “Never wilt thou come this way again.”
The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

The Danite spies returned to their people at zorah and Eshtaol, and made their report.
The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut

Eshtaol and zorah were of note in the history of Samson, but in his time they were Danite settlements.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Joshua William Garden Blaikie

She was the wife of Manoah, a citizen of zorah, of the tribe of Dan.
Mrs Whittelsey’s Magazine for Mothers and Daughters Various

Until he ceased, I had hardly noticed zorah herself, standing in the canvas portico.
Friendship Village Zona Gale

I found that he was a Danite, and lived with his parents in zorah, and that his name was Samson.
The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander Frank R. Stockton

The performance, as the man had said, was about to begin, and already he was giving zorah her signal to go within.
Friendship Village Zona Gale

In his sudden wilful way Samson resolved, and his mind once made up no one in zorah could induce him to alter it.
Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson

Another hour brought us to Zeytun, a pretty village on the river zorah, with palm gardens and a good patch of cultivated land.
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2] Anne Blunt


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