Zorah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Zorah

leprosy; scab; hornet

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Zorah

(hornet), a town in the allotment of the tribe of Dan, (Joshua 19:41) It is previously mentioned ch. (Joshua 15:33) in the catalogue of Judah, among the places in the district of the Shefelah (Authorized Version "Zoreah"), It was the residence of Manoah and the native place of Samson. It is mentioned among the places fortified by Rehoboam. (2 Chronicles 11:10) It is perhaps identical with the modern village of Surah .

ATS Bible Dictionary
Zorah

A city of Danites within the limits of Judah, 2 Chronicles 11:12, called also Zoreah, Joshua 15:33 19:40. Samson was a Zorite, or Zorathite, Jud 13:2,25 1 Chronicles 2:54 4:2. It is now recognized in a secluded mountain village called Surah, on the edge of the hills north of Bethshemesh.

The road followed by Samson in going to Timnath leads down through rocky gorges, very likely to be haunted by wild beasts. It was here that he slew the lion, without the help of any weapon, Jud 14:5-7.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given to Dan (Joshua 19:41; Judges 18:2), probably the same as Zoreah (Joshua 15:33). This was Samson's birthplace (Judges 13:2, 25), and near it he found a grave (16:31). It was situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of Sorek, and was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:10). It has been identified with Sur'ah, in the Wady Surar, 8 miles west of Jerusalem. It is noticed on monuments in the fifteenth century B.C. as attacked by the Abiri or Hebrews.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZORAH

zo'-ra (tsor`ah; Saraa): A city on the border of Dan, between Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh (Joshua 19:41); the birthplace of Samson (Judges 13:2, 25); near here too he was buried (Judges 16:31); from here some Danites went to spy out the land (Judges 18:2, 11). In Joshua 15:33 it is, with Eshtaol, allotted to Judah, and after the captivity it was reinhabited by the "children of Judah" (Nehemiah 11:29, the King James Version "Zareah"). It was one of the cities fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:10). It is probable that it is mentioned under the name Tsarkha along with Aialuna (Aijalon; 2 Chronicles 11:10) in the Tell el-Amarna Letters(No. 265, Petrie) as attacked by the Khabiri.

It is the modern Sur`a, near the summit of a lofty hill on the north side of the Wady es-Surar (Vale of Sorek). The summit itself is occupied by the Mukam Nebi Samit, overhung by a lofty palm, and there are many remains of ancient tombs, cisterns, wine presses, etc., around. From here Eshu`a (Eshtaol), `Ain Shems (Beth-shemesh) and Tibnah (Timnah) are all visible. See PEF, III, 158, Sh XVII.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
6882. Tsori -- inhab. of Zorah
... of Zorah. Transliteration: Tsori or Tsorathi Phonetic Spelling: (tsor-ee') Short
Definition: Zorathites. ... of Zorah NASB Word Usage Zorathites (2), Zorites (1). ...
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6881. Tsorah -- a city exchanged by Judah and Dan
... Tsorah. 6882 . a city exchanged by Judah and Dan. Transliteration: Tsorah Phonetic
Spelling: (tsor-aw') Short Definition: Zorah. ... Zareah, Zorah, Zoreah. ...
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Library

Strength Profaned and Lost
... Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought
him up, and buried him between Zorah and Ishtaol in the burying place of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/strength profaned and lost.htm

Samson who did to Others as they did to Him
... TO HIM. There was a certain man of Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, named
Manoah; and he and his wife had no children. But the ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/samson who did to others.htm

Concerning Rehoboam, and How God Inflicted Punishment Upon Him for ...
... and Etare, and Tekoa, and Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam, and Ipan, and Maresha,
and Ziph, and Adorlam, and Lachlsh, and Azekah, and Zorah, and Aijalon, and ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 concerning rehoboam and.htm

List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings ...
... Ab. Zar. [3] The Talmudic Tractate Abhodah Zorah, on Idolatry. Ab. The Talmudic
Tractate Pirquey Abohoth, Savings of the Fathers. Ab. de R Nath. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/list of abbreviations used in.htm

A Strong Man who Lost his Strength
... Then his brothers and all his family came down and took him away and buried him
between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying-place of Manoah his father. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a strong man who lost.htm

On the Road to Jerusalem
... Sometime to-night thou'lt leave us and journey to Emmaus and inform Julian what
has wrecked his plans, and send him with despatch to Zorah. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter ii on the road.htm

Scriptural Poems; Being Several Portions of Scripture Digested ...
... When Israel's sins th' Almighty did provoke, To make them subject to Philistine
yoke For forty years: in Zorah dwelt a man, His name Manoah, of the tribe of Dan ...
/.../scriptural poems being several portions.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... find a list of the towns fortified by Rehoboam: Bethlehem, Etam, Beth-zur, Soco,
Adullam, Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, Zorah, Ajalon, Hebron ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Appendices
... I will tell thee of something else. Dangerous is it to enter into Zorah. Thou wilt
say it is burning with a very painful sting (?) Mohar, come! ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

Thesaurus
Zorah (10 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZORAH. ...Zorah (10 Occurrences). Joshua 15:33 In
the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Eshtaol (7 Occurrences)
... It is identified with the modern Yeshua, on a hill 2 miles east of Zorah. Others,
however, identify it with Kustul, east of Kirjath-jearim. Int. ...
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Esh'ta-ol (6 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Esh'ta-ol (6 Occurrences). Joshua 19:41 And the border
of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh; (See RSV). ...
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Mahaneh-dan (2 Occurrences)
... Judges 18:12 = "camp of Dan" 13:25 (RV, "Mahaneh-dan"), a place behind (ie, west
of) Kirjath-jearim, where the six hundred Danites from Zorah and Eshtaol ...
/m/mahaneh-dan.htm - 9k

Mahanehdan (1 Occurrence)
... Judges 18:12 = "camp of Dan" 13:25 (RV, "Mahaneh-dan"), a place behind (ie, west
of) Kirjath-jearim, where the six hundred Danites from Zorah and Eshtaol ...
/m/mahanehdan.htm - 8k

Kiriathjearim
... 1. Scripture References: Judges 18:12 records that the men of Dan set forth out
of Zorah and Eshtaol and encamped in Mahaneh-dan behind (West of) Kiriath-jearim ...
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Kiriath-jearim (17 Occurrences)
... 1. Scripture References: Judges 18:12 records that the men of Dan set forth out
of Zorah and Eshtaol and encamped in Mahaneh-dan behind (West of) Kiriath-jearim ...
/k/kiriath-jearim.htm - 19k

Manoah (14 Occurrences)
... 4). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MANOAH. ma-no'-a (manoach, "rest"):
A man of Zorah and of the family of the Danites. Manoah ...
/m/manoah.htm - 13k

Danites (15 Occurrences)
... Judges 13:2 There was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose
name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and didn't bear. ...
/d/danites.htm - 11k

Samson (37 Occurrences)
... Of the sun, the son of Manoah, born at Zorah. ... The spirit of Yahweh first began
to move him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol (13:25). ...
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Concordance
Zorah (10 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:33
In the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:41
The border of their inheritance was Zorah, Eshtaol, Irshemesh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 13:2
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and didn't bear.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 13:25
The Spirit of Yahweh began to move him in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 16:31
Then his brothers and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burial site of Manoah his father. He judged Israel twenty years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:2
The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, "Go, explore the land!" They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:8
They came to their brothers to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brothers said to them, "What do you say?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:11
There set forth from there of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:10
and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:29
and in En Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Zorah

Zorah: A City of the Tribe of Dan or Possibly the Tribe of Judah

Zorah: Fortified by Rehoboam

Zorah: Re-Populated After the Captivity

Zorah: Representatives of the Tribe of Dan Sent From, to Spy out the Land With a View to Its Conquest

Zorah: The City of Samson

Related Terms

Eshtaol (7 Occurrences)

Esh'ta-ol (6 Occurrences)

Mahaneh-dan (2 Occurrences)

Mahanehdan (1 Occurrence)

Kiriathjearim

Kiriath-jearim (17 Occurrences)

Manoah (14 Occurrences)

Danites (15 Occurrences)

Samson (37 Occurrences)

Zanoah (5 Occurrences)

Jarmuth (7 Occurrences)

Etam (5 Occurrences)

Danite (7 Occurrences)

Mano'ah (14 Occurrences)

Ashnah (2 Occurrences)

Sorek (1 Occurrence)

Hornet (3 Occurrences)

Zophim (2 Occurrences)

Dan (71 Occurrences)

Clan (96 Occurrences)

Valiant (66 Occurrences)

Valor (45 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Zoreah (2 Occurrences)

Zareah (1 Occurrence)

Zorathite (1 Occurrence)

Zorathites (2 Occurrences)

Lowland (34 Occurrences)

Girded (48 Occurrences)

Girt (13 Occurrences)

Gederah (2 Occurrences)

Warriors (75 Occurrences)

Weapons (66 Occurrences)

Ir-she'mesh (1 Occurrence)

Ir (4 Occurrences)

Ir-shemesh (1 Occurrence)

Irshemesh (1 Occurrence)

Foothills (19 Occurrences)

Tappuah (8 Occurrences)

Traverse (5 Occurrences)

Ramothgilead (19 Occurrences)

Ramathlehi (1 Occurrence)

Ramoth-gilead (20 Occurrences)

Ramath-lehi (1 Occurrence)

Represented (3 Occurrences)

En-rimmon (2 Occurrences)

Eshta'ol (1 Occurrence)

En-rim'mon (1 Occurrence)

Explore (13 Occurrences)

Mahaneh (2 Occurrences)

Ma'haneh-dan (2 Occurrences)

Burying-place (19 Occurrences)

Buryingplace (7 Occurrences)

Bulwarks (22 Occurrences)

Beginneth (8 Occurrences)

Childless (25 Occurrences)

Ai'jalon (10 Occurrences)

Aijalon (10 Occurrences)

Ajalon (10 Occurrences)

Sterile (3 Occurrences)

Site (19 Occurrences)

Shemesh (24 Occurrences)

Lodged (35 Occurrences)

Stir (57 Occurrences)

En (19 Occurrences)

Spy (27 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Barren (44 Occurrences)

Walled (63 Occurrences)

Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Fenced (61 Occurrences)

Lodge (64 Occurrences)

Bury (78 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

Rimmon (22 Occurrences)

Spent (76 Occurrences)

Armed (147 Occurrences)

Buried (125 Occurrences)

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