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Azekah

Meaning: dug over

Azekah was a town in the Shephelah or low hills of Judah (Joshua 15:35), where the five confederated Amorite kings were defeated by Joshua and their army destroyed by a hailstorm (10:10-11). It was one of the places re-occupied by the Jews on their return from the Captivity (Neh. 11:30).

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.