Tirzah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Tirzah

benevolent; complaisant; pleasing

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Tirzah

(delight), youngest of the five daughters of Zelophehad. (Numbers 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Joshua 17:3) (B.C. 1450.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Tirzah

Pleasant, So 6:4, a city of the Canaanites, Joshua 12:24, and afterwards of the tribe of Manasseh or Ephraism; and the royal seat of the kings of Israel from the time of Jeroboam to the reign of Omri, who built the city of Samaria, which then became the capital of this kingdom, 1 Kings 15:21,33 16:6,23 2 Kings 15:14,16. Its exact location is unknown.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TIRZAH

tur'-za (tirtsah; Thersa):

(1) A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was slain by Joshua (12:24). It superseded Shechem as capital of the Northern Kingdom (1 Kings 14:17, etc.), and itself gave place in turn to Samaria. Here reigned Jeroboam, Nadab his son, Baasha, Elah and Zimri (1 Kings 15:21, 33; 1 Kings 16:6, 8, 9, 15). Baasha was buried in Tirzah. Here Elah was assassinated while "drinking himself drunk" in the house of his steward; here therefore probably he was buried. Zimri perished in the flames of his palace, rather than fall into Omri's hands. In Tirzah Menahem matured his rebellion against Shallum (2 Kings 15:14). The place is mentioned in Songs 6:4 the King James Version, where the Shulammite is said to be "beautiful.... as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem." The comparison may be due to the charm of its situation. The name may possibly be derived from ratsah, "to delight." Several identifications have been suggested. Buhl (Geographic des alten Palestina, 203) favors et-tireh, on the West of the plain of Makhneh, 4 miles South of Nablus, which he identifies with the Tira-thana of Josephus. He quotes Neubauer to the effect that the later Jews said Tir`an or Tar`ita instead of Tirzah, as weakening the claim of Telluzah, which others (e.g. Robinson, BR, III, 302) incline to. It is a partly ruined village with no spring, but with ancient cisterns, on a hill about 4 miles East of North from Nablus. This was evidently the place intended by Brocardius-Thersa, about 3 miles East of Samaria (Descriptio, VII). A third claimant is Teiasir, a fortress at the point where the road from Abel-meholah joins that from Shechem to Bethshan, fully 11 miles Northeast of Nablus. It is impossible to decide with certainty. The heavy "T" in Telluzah is a difficulty. Teiasir is perhaps too far from Shechem. Buhl's case for identification with eT-Tireh is subject to the same difficulty as Telluzah.

(2) One of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33; Numbers 27:1; Numbers 36:11 Joshua 17:3).

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
8645. tirzah -- (a tree) perhaps cypress
... 8644, 8645. tirzah. 8646 . (a tree) perhaps cypress. Transliteration: tirzah
Phonetic Spelling: (teer-zaw') Short Definition: cypress. ... tirzah. 8646 . ...
/hebrew/8645.htm - 6k

8656. Tirtsah -- daughter of Zelophehad, also a Canaanite city
... Tirtsah. 8657 . daughter of Zelophehad, also a Canaanite city. Transliteration:
Tirtsah Phonetic Spelling: (teer-tsaw') Short Definition: Tirzah. ... Tirzah. ...
/hebrew/8656.htm - 6k

Library

How Zerah, King of the Ethiopians, was Beaten by Asa; and How Asa ...
... He dwelt in the city Tirzah, having made that his habitation, and reigned
twenty-four years. He became more wicked and impious than Jeroboam or his son. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how zerah king.htm

Canticles 4:12 the Lord's Garden.
... and feel themselves miserable sinners; yet Jesus says, "Thou art all fair,"-sweet
is thy voice,"thy countenance is comely,"beautiful as Tirzah, comely as ...
/.../chapter xv canticles 4 12 the.htm

The Church as She Should Be
... Newington. "Thou art beautiful, O my love as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.""Song of Solomon 6:4. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the church as she should.htm

The Record of Two Kings
... 'In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over
Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.24. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the record of two kings.htm

Chapter vi.
... and to gather lilies.1. 3. I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth
among the lilies.2. 4. Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter vi.htm

How Zachariah Shallum, Menahem Pekahiah and Pekah Took the ...
... took the kingdom afterward, but kept it no longer than thirty days; for Menahem,
the general of his army, who was at that time in the city Tirzah, and heard of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 how zachariah shallum.htm

Other Passages from the Song of Songs are Considered with Relation ...
... "Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem." [3212] So it is
not the beauty of the perishable body, which will come to an end with sickness ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ix other passages from.htm

The Divided Kingdom.
... (1) The establishment of idol worship at Dan and Bethel. (2) The removal of
the Capital, by Omri, from Tirzah to the hill site of Samaria. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xiii the divided kingdom.htm

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair ...
... His increased delight. "Thou art beautiful, O My love, as Tirzah, comely
as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners. Turn away ...
/.../spurgeon/till he come/fragrant spices from the mountains.htm

Song of Songs
... The mention of Israel's ancient capital Tirzah in vi.4 (if the text be correct)
as a parallel to Jerusalem, would alone be enough to bring the date below ...
/.../mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/song of songs.htm

Thesaurus
Tirzah (17 Occurrences)
...TIRZAH. tur'-za (tirtsah; Thersa): (1) A royal city of the Canaanites, the king
of which was slain by Joshua (12:24). ... Baasha was buried in Tirzah. ...
/t/tirzah.htm - 14k

Baasha (26 Occurrences)
... The city of Tirzah he made the capital of his kingdom, and there he was buried,
after an eventful reign of twenty-four years (1 Kings 15:33). ...
/b/baasha.htm - 16k

Zelophehad (9 Occurrences)
... 26:33 Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of
the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. ...
/z/zelophehad.htm - 11k

Tiphsah (2 Occurrences)
... This expedition implied a march of some 300 miles from Tirzah if by way of Tadmor,
and about 400 if by way of Aleppo; and its success showed the strength of ...
/t/tiphsah.htm - 9k

Mahlah (5 Occurrences)
... 26:33 Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of
the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. ...
/m/mahlah.htm - 9k

Milcah (10 Occurrences)
... 26:33 Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of
the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. ...
/m/milcah.htm - 10k

Baasa (26 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). 1 Kings 15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that
he left off building Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah. (See JPS). ...
/b/baasa.htm - 13k

Ba'asha (26 Occurrences)
... See RSV). 1 Kings 15:21 It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left
off building Ramah, and lived in Tirzah. (See RSV). 1 Kings ...
/b/ba'asha.htm - 13k

Zimri (16 Occurrences)
... (2.) Murdered Elah at Tirzah, and succeeded him on the throne of Israel
(1 Kings 16:8-10). He reigned only seven days, for Omri, whom ...
/z/zimri.htm - 18k

Menahem (8 Occurrences)
... Menahem was probably the officer in charge of the royal troops in Tirzah, one of
the king's residences, at the time of the murder of Zechariah by Shallum. ...
/m/menahem.htm - 13k

Concordance
Tirzah (17 Occurrences)

Numbers 26:33
Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 27:1
Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 36:11
for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:24
the king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty-one.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 17:3
But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 14:17
Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 15:21
It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and lived in Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 15:33
In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:6
Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:8
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and reigned two years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:9
His servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:15
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:17
Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 16:23
In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, and reigned twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 15:14
Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and struck Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and killed him, and reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 15:16
Then Menahem struck Tiphsah, and all who were therein, and its borders, from Tirzah: because they didn't open to him, therefore he struck it; and all the women therein who were with child he ripped up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 6:4
You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Tirzah

Tirzah: A City of Canaan: Base of Military Operations of Menahem

Tirzah: A City of Canaan: Beauty of

Tirzah: A City of Canaan: Becomes the Residence of the Kings of the Northern Kingdom (Israel)

Tirzah: A City of Canaan: Captured by Joshua

Tirzah: A City of Canaan: Royal Residence Moved From

Tirzah: A Daughter of Zelophehad

Tirzah: A Daughter of Zelophehad: Special Legislation in Regard to the Inheritance of

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Baasa (26 Occurrences)

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Reigneth (54 Occurrences)

Kingdom (409 Occurrences)

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Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Attacking (73 Occurrences)

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Drunk (84 Occurrences)

Commander (111 Occurrences)

Chariots (118 Occurrences)

Steward (23 Occurrences)

Hoglah (7 Occurrences)

Hepher (11 Occurrences)

Attacked (93 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Belonged (105 Occurrences)

Drinking (114 Occurrences)

Palace (194 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Samaria (123 Occurrences)

Vicinity (18 Occurrences)

Uncles (1 Occurrence)

Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences)

Jerobo'am's (2 Occurrences)

Gadi (2 Occurrences)

Flags (9 Occurrences)

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Tappuah (8 Occurrences)

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Banners (4 Occurrences)

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