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What is Beth-shemesh?
        (house of the sun). 1. A city on the north of Judah belonging to the priests. Josh 15:10; Josh 21:16; same as Ir-shemesh and Mount Heres, Josh 19:41; Jud 1:35; noted as the place to which the ark was returned, 1 Sam 6:9-20; now a heap of ruins near 'Ain Shems, about 14 miles west of Jerusalem. 2. A fenced city of Naphtali. Josh 19:38. Conder proposes 'Ain esh Shims?yeh. 3. A city on the border of Issachar, Josh 19:22; perhaps the same as No. 2. 4. A place in Egypt, Jer 43:13; same as Heliopolis, or On, See On.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'beth-shemesh' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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