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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Zorah

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Zorah (zô'rah), and Zoreah (zô're-ah), hornet's town, and Zareah (zâ're-ah), Nehemiah 11:29, a town in the low country of Judah—afterward assigned to Dan, Joshua 15:33; Joshua 19:41; the birthplace and burialplace of Samson. Judges 13:2; Judges 13:25; Judges 16:31. From Zorah the Danites sent spies to search the land for a place of inheritance. Judges 18:2. Zorah was fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chronicles 11:10, and inhabited after the return from captivity. Nehemiah 11:29. The place still exists as Surah, 13 miles west of Jerusalem.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Zorah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/z/zorah.html. 1893.

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