Timnath-Serah
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Timnath-Serah

Or Timnath-Heres, Jud 2:9, a town in Ephraim, which yielded to Joshua a home, an income, and a burial-place, Joshua 19:50; 24:30. The site the Jewish leader is supposed to have chosen, now called Tibneh, lies in a rough and mountainous region on the road from Gophna to Antipatris.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Remaining portion, the city of Joshua in the hill country of Ephraim, the same as Timnath-heres (Joshua 19:50; 24:30). "Of all sites I have seen," says Lieut. Colossians Conder, "none is so striking as that of Joshua's home, surrounded as it is with deep valleys and wild, rugged hills." Opposite the town is a hill, on the northern side of which there are many excavated sepulchres. Among these is the supposed tomb of Joshua, which is said to be "the most striking monument in the country." It is a "square chamber with five excavations in three of its sides, the central one forming a passage leading into a second chamber beyond. A great number of lamp-niches cover the walls of the porch, upwards of two hundred, arranged in vertical rows. A single cavity with a niche for a lamp has been thought to be the resting-place of the warrior-chief of Israel." The modern Kefr Haris, 10 miles south-west of Shechem.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TIMNATH-SERAH

tim-nath-se'-ra (timnath cerach; Codex Vaticanus Thamarchdres; Codex Alexandrinus Thamathsara): This place, assigned as an inheritance to Joshua, is described as being in Mt. Ephraim, on the north side of the mountain of Gaash (Joshua 19:50; Joshua 24:30). Here, when his work was done, the great leader was laid to rest. The mountain of Gaash unfortunately cannot be identified. Josephus says that Joshua was buried at Thamna, a city of Ephraim (Ant., V, i, 29), which probably corresponds to Thamna, the head of a Jewish toparchy (BJ, III, iii, 5). Vespasian marched from Thamnatha to Lydda, which apparently was near (IV, viii, 1). The place was taken and reduced to slavery by Cassius (Ant., XIV, xi, 2). It was put in charge of John the Essene at the beginning of the Jewish war (BJ, II, xx, 4). Eusebius, Onomasticon (s.v. "Thamna" and "Thamnathsara") identifies it with "Timnath" of Genesis 38:12 the King James Version, placing it in the mountain in the tribe of Dan (or Judah), on the way from Diospolis (Lydda) to Jerusalem. The tomb of Joshua was still shown there. This points to Tibneh, in the uplands 12 miles Northeast of Lydda. South of the village, in the face of a rock, are a series of rock-hewn tombs, the largest of which, containing 14 loculi, and a small chamber behind with one loculus, may be that associated with Joshua by Eusebius, Onomasticon. A giant oak grows hard by perhaps the greatest tree in Palestine. Kefr Ishu`a, "village of Joshua," lies about 3 miles to the East. This identification is now generally accepted.

The Samaritan tradition points to the tomb of Joshua at Kefr Charis, 9 miles South of Nablus. Outside the village to the East are two shrines. One is called Neby Kifl, the other, Neby Kala`a. The former, "prophet of division," or "of the portion," might apply to Joshua; the latter is identified with Caleb. This identification assumes that the first element of the name has fallen out, the second only surviving.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
8556. Timnath Cherec -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... tim-nath kheh'-res) Short Definition: Timnath-heres. Timnath-heres,
Timnath-serah Or Timnath Cerach {tim-nath seh'-rakh}; from Timnah ...
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8556b. Timnath Serech -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... Timnath Serech. 8557 . "territory of the sun," a village in the hill country of
Ephraim. Transliteration: Timnath Serech Short Definition: Timnath-serah. ...
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Library

June 9. "Ye are the Light of the World" (Matt. v. 14).
... Let me dwell in Timnath Serah, Where the sun forever shines, Where the
night and darkness come not, And the day no more declines. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/simpson/days of heaven upon earth /june 9 ye are the.htm

The Testament of Judah Concerning Fortitude, and Love of Money ...
... Judges 14:1 sqq ). The geographical position of Timnath-serah is against
the allusion being to it here. Cf., however, Jubilees, c ...
/.../iv the testament of judah concerning.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... of Joshua the son of Nun and of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, exactly opposite
the one to the other; that of Joshua being built at Timnath-serah "on the ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

Against Jovinianus.
The Principal Works of St. Jerome. <. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/against jovinianus.htm

Thesaurus
Timnathserah (2 Occurrences)
... Shechem. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TIMNATH-SERAH. tim ... surviving. W. Ewing.
Multi-Version Concordance Timnathserah (2 Occurrences). Joshua ...
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Timnath-serah (2 Occurrences)
... Timnathserah, Timnath-serah. Tim'nath-se'rah . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... (See
JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS). Timnathserah, Timnath-serah. Tim'nath-se'rah . ...
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Tim'nath-se'rah (2 Occurrences)
Tim'nath-se'rah. Timnath-serah, Tim'nath-se'rah. Timnite . Multi-Version
Concordance ... (See RSV). Timnath-serah, Tim'nath-se'rah. Timnite . Reference Bible
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Gaash (4 Occurrences)
... burial place of Joshua "in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which
is ... They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is ...
/g/gaash.htm - 8k

Joshua (211 Occurrences)
... Having thus subdued the Canaanites, Joshua divided the land among the tribes,
Timnath-serah in Mount Ephraim being assigned to himself as his own inheritance. ...
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Timnath (9 Occurrences)
... Joshua 19:50 According to the commandment of Yahweh, they gave him the city which
he asked, even Timnathserah in the hill country of Ephraim; and he built the ...
/t/timnath.htm - 9k

Serah (5 Occurrences)
... Joshua 19:50 According to the commandment of Yahweh, they gave him the city which
he asked, even Timnathserah in the hill country of Ephraim; and he built the ...
/s/serah.htm - 8k

E'phraim (146 Occurrences)
... Joshua 19:50 According to the commandment of Yahweh, they gave him the city which
he asked, even Timnathserah in the hill country of Ephraim; and he built the ...
/e/e'phraim.htm - 35k

Burial (25 Occurrences)
... Hor (Numbers 20:28, 29). Joshua was buried "in the border of his inheritance
in Timnath-serah" (Joshua 24:30). In Job we find a ...
/b/burial.htm - 42k

Ga'ash (4 Occurrences)
... Joshua 24:30 They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which
is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash. ...
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