Maresha

Also known as Betogabris, Eleutheropolis, Tel Maresha, Tell Sandahanna, Beit Jibrin, Bet Giblin, Beth-guvrin, Bet Guvrin, Gibelin, Mareshah. -BiblePlaces.com

A Canaanite city incorporated into the Shephelah district of Judah (Josh. 15:44). The city was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chron. 11:8). Mereshah was near the site of the battle between the forces of King Asa and the Ethiopian (Egyptian?) commander Zerah (2 Chron. 14:9-14). Mareshah was home to the prophet Eliezar (2 Chron. 20:37). Micah foretold the destruction of the city (Mic. 1:15). The site has been identified with tell Sandahannah one mile southeast of Beit Jibrin.

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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