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Bezek

Meaning: lightning

The name of two biblical places…

  1. The residence of Adoni-bezek, in the lot of Judah (Judg. 1:5). It was in the mountains, not far from Jerusalem. Probably the modern Bezkah, 6 miles southeast of Lydda.

  2. The place where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah (1 Sam. 11:8); somewhere in the center of the country, near the Jordan valley. Probably the modern Ibzik, 13 miles northeast of Shechem.