Beth Shemesh in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(house of the sun).
1. One of the towns which marked the north boundary of
Judah. Jos 15:10 It is now 'Ainshems, about two miles from the
great Philistine plain, and seven from Ekron.
2. A city on the border of Issachar. Jos 19:22
3. One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali. Jos 19:38;
4. An idolatrous temple, or place in Egypt. Jer 43:13
In the middle ages Heliopolis was still called by the Arabs
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