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Beth-barah

beth-ba'-ra (the chosen house, house of the ford, house of crossing)
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Bethany, Bethabara, Gideon, Jesus, John the Baptist, Jordan
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

house of crossing, A place south of the scene of Gideon's victory ( Judges 7:24 ). It was probably the chief ford of the Jordan in that district, and may have been that by which Jacob crossed when he returned from Mesopotamia, near the Jabbok ( Genesis 32:22 ), and at which Jephthah slew the Ephraimites ( Judges 12:4 ). Nothing, however, is certainly known of it. (See BETHABARA .)


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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

the chosen house


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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(house of the ford), Named only in ( Judges 7:24 ) It derived its chief interest in the possibility that its more modern representative may have been Beth-abara, where John baptized. It was probably the chief ford of the district.


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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

beth-ba'-ra (beth barah; Baithera):

Perhaps Beth-'abharu, the guttural being lost in copying. It is a ford which the Midianites were expected to pass in fleeing from Gideon. Messengers were therefore sent by Gideon to the Ephraimites bidding them "take before them the waters, as far as Beth-barah, even (the Revised Version, margin "and also") the Jordan" (Judges 7:24). "The waters" were the streams emptying themselves into the Jordan: "even the Jordan" is a gloss on "the waters." Between the Jordan and the modern Wady Fari'ah an enemy could be entrapped; it is therefore probable that Beth-barah was on that stream near its entrance into the Jordan.

See BETHABARA.




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