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Summary

Modern Buseirah - Botsra, Botzrah, Bozrah. Biblical city.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Annotation

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.

See:

  1. 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
  2. Genesis 36. 31-33
  3. Amos 1.12
  4. Jeremiah 49. 13

References

  1. Genesis 36:31-33
  2. Amos, 1.12