Bozrah was a capital of Edom. According to the Old Testament, the city was the homeland of Jacob's twin brother, Esau. Bozrah means "sheepfold" - And the kings that ruled in the land of Edom, before the children of Israel had a king were these: Bela the son of Beer, and the name of his city Denaba. And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zara of Bozrah reigned in his stead1.
Amos: I will send a fire into Theman: and it shall devour the houses of Bosra2.
- Piotr Bienkowski, Jordan: Crossroads of the Near East, in: Treasures from an Ancient Land: The Art of Jordan, ed. Piotr Bienkowski, Stroud, UK: Alan Sutton 1991, p. 14
- Genesis 36. 31-33
- Amos 1.12
- Jeremiah 49. 13