Beth Shemesh in Easton's Bible Dictionary
house of the sun. (1.) A sacerdotal city in the tribe of Dan
(Josh. 21:16; 1 Sam. 6:15), on the north border of
15:10). It was the scene of an encounter between
of Israel, and Amaziah, king of Judah, in which the
made prisoner (2 Kings 14:11, 13). It was afterwards
the Philistines (2 Chr. 28:18). It is the modern
village 'Ain-shems, on the north-west slopes of the
Judah, 14 miles west of Jerusalem.
(2.) A city between Dothan and the Jordan, near the
border of Issachar (Josh. 19:22), 7 1/2 miles south
Beth-shean. It is the modern Ain-esh-Shemsiyeh.
(3.) One of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Josh.
between Mount Tabor and the Jordan. Now Khurbet
Shema, 3 miles
west of Safed. But perhaps the same as No. 2.
(4.) An idol sanctuary in Egypt (Jer. 43:13); called
Greeks Heliopolis, and by the Egyptians On (q.v.),
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