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Misrephoth Maim

In Bible versions:

Misrephoth Maim: NET NIV
Misrephoth-Maim: AVS TEV
Misrephoth-maim: NRSV NASB
a place: south border of Sidon, possibly rocky headland (IBD)

hot waters
Google Maps: Misrephoth-maim (33° 7´, 35° 8´)

Hebrew

Strongs #04956: Mym twprsm Misr@phowth mayim

Misrephoth-maim = "burnings of water"

1) a place in northern Palestine near Sidon

4956 Misrphowth mayim mis-ref-ohth' mah'-yim

from the plural of 4955 and 4325; burnings of water;
Misrephoth-Majim, a place in Palestine:-Misrephoth-mayim.
see HEBREW for 04955
see HEBREW for 04325

Misrephoth-maim [EBD]

burning of waters, supposed to be salt-pans, or lime-kilns, or glass-factories, a place to which Joshua pursued a party of Canaanites after the defeat of Jabin (Josh. 11:8). It is identified with the ruin Musheirifeh, at the promontory of en-Nakhurah, some 11 miles north of Acre.

Misrephoth-maim [NAVE]

MISREPHOTH-MAIM, a city of E. Zidon, Josh. 11:8; 13:6.

MISREPHOTH-MAIM [ISBE]

MISREPHOTH-MAIM - miz-re-foth-ma'-im (misrephoth mayim; Septuagint Maseron, Masereth Memphomaim): A place to which Joshua chased the various tribes, which were confederated under Jabin, after their defeat at the waters of Merom (Josh 11:8). It follows the mention of great Sidon, as though it was a place in the same region but farther from the point of departure. In Josh 13:6, it is also mentioned in connection with the Sidonians, as though it was included in their territory, so it must have been in the coast district, or Phoenicia, which was in that period dominated by Sidon. The Canaanites who were among the tribes forming the hosts of Jabin would naturally seek refuge among their brethren in Sidon and its territory. They fled across the hill country which lies between the waters of Merom and the coast, but as Sidon is situated considerably to the North of Merom, some would seek the coast by a more southerly route, and we may look for Misrephoth-maim there. Dr. Thomson (LB, II, 266-67, edition 1882) locates it at Ras el-Musheirifeh, some 13 miles South of Tyre, where there was a stronghold, and where the fugitives might find refuge (see LADDER OF TYRE). Though the name hardly suggests Misrephoth-maim, the identification may be accepted until some better one is found.

H. Porter




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