Bochim (Bethel)

Bochim (Bethel) and surrounding area

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Judges 2:1 The angel of Yahweh came up from Gilgal to Bochim. He said, "I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you to the land which I swore to your fathers; and I said,'I will never break my covenant with you:

Judges 2:5 They called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there to Yahweh.


bo'-kim (ha-bokhim): A place on the mountain West of Gilgal said to have been so named (literally "the weepers") because Israel wept there at the remonstrance of the angel (Judges 2:1, 5). No name resembling this has been discovered. Given on the occasion mentioned, it may not have endured. Many, following Septuagint, identify it with Bethel.

Strong's Hebrew
H1066: Bokim

"weepers," a place in Palestine

Biziothiah (Beersheba)
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