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wells, one of the four cities of the Hivites which entered by fraud into a league with Joshua. It belonged to Benjamin (Josh. 18:25). It has by some been identified with el-Bireh on the way to Nablus, 10 miles north of Jerusalem.

Historical Examples

But beeroth had one fatal disadvantage as a sole line of advance.
The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder

beeroth (wells), now el Bireh, 10 miles north, was one of the Gibeonite cities which made peace with Israel.
The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut

beeroth also commanded the exit from the principal ravine by which Joshua could march upwards to the ridge—the valley of Achor.
The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder

Six unknown names come next, the first of which is a beeroth, or “Wells.”
Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce

They were brothers, men of beeroth, which was formerly one of the cities of the Gibeonites, but was now reckoned to Benjamin.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

East there was no escape; north was the Israelite army from beeroth; south and west was the army of Joshua.
The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder


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