International Standard Bible EncyclopediaMAKTESH, THE
mak'-tesh, (ha-makhtesh, "the mortar"; compare Judges 15:19, "the mortar," English Versions of the Bible "hollow place that is in Lehi"): A quarter of Jerusalem so named, it is supposed, on account of the configuration of the ground and associated (Zechariah 1:10, 11) with the "fish gate" and MISHNEH (which see) or "second quarter." Most authorities think it was in the northern part of the city, and many consider that the name was derived from the hollowed-out form of that part of the Tyropeon just N. of the walls, where foreign merchants congregated; others have suggested a hollow farther West, now occupied by the muristan and the three long bazaars.
Strong's Hebrew4389. Maktesh -- a place probably in Jer.
... 4388, 4389. Maktesh. 4390 . a place probably in Jer. Transliteration: Maktesh
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-taysh') Short Definition: mortar. ...
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4388. maktesh -- mortar
Smith's Bible DictionaryMaktesh
(a mortar or deep hollow), a place evidently in Jerusalem, the inhabitants of which are denounced by Zephaniah. (Zephaniah 1:11) Ewald conjectures that it was the Phoenician quarter" of the city.
ATS Bible DictionaryMaktesh
Zephaniah 1:11, apparently in or near Jerusalem, and occupied by merchants; but we have no clue to its location.
Easton's Bible DictionaryMortar, a place in or near Jerusalem inhabited by silver merchants (Zephaniah 1:11). It has been conjectured that it was the "Phoenician quarter" of the city, where the traders of that nation resided, after the Oriental custom.
ThesaurusMaktesh (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MAKTESH, THE. ...Maktesh (1 Occurrence). Zephaniah
1:11 Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone! ...
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Undone (20 Occurrences)
Laden (14 Occurrences)
Merchant (15 Occurrences)
Loaded (21 Occurrences)
Malachi (2 Occurrences)
Wiped (25 Occurrences)
Traders (31 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceMaktesh (1 Occurrence)
Zephaniah 1:11 Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone! All those who were loaded with silver are cut off.
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