The residents of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who is able to stand before the Lord, this holy God? To whom will the ark 1 go up from here?”
It then crossed from there to Luz, to the slope of Luz to the south (that is, Bethel), 1 and descended to Ataroth Addar located on the hill that is south of lower Beth Horon.
all their warriors set out and traveled throughout the night. They took Saul’s corpse and the corpses of his sons from the city wall of Beth Shan and went 1 to Jabesh, where they burned them.
Now Gideon sent messengers throughout the Ephraimite hill country who announced, “Go down and head off the Midianites. 1 Take control of the fords of the streams 2 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.” 3 When all the Ephraimites had assembled, 4 they took control of the fords 5 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.
in the Transjordan, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, in the land of King Sihon of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon. (It is he whom Moses and the Israelites attacked after they came out of Egypt.
His kingdom included 1 the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Kinnereth 2 to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), 3 including the route to Beth Jeshimoth and the area southward below the slopes of Pisgah.
It then turned from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, crossed to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is Kesalon), descended to Beth Shemesh, and crossed to Timnah.
The territory of the tribe of Ephraim by its clans included the following: 1 The border of their assigned land to the east was Ataroth Addar as far as upper Beth Horon.
Their northern border started at the Jordan, went up to the slope of Jericho 1 on the north, ascended westward to the hill country, and extended to the desert of Beth Aven.
All the leaders of Shechem and Beth Millo assembled and then went and made Abimelech king by the oak near the pillar 1 in Shechem.
Now the residents of Beth Shemesh were harvesting wheat in the valley. When they looked up and saw the ark, they were pleased at the sight.
Malkijah son of Recab, head of the district of Beth Hakkerem, worked on the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it and positioned its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
Nehemiah son of Azbuk, head of a half-district of Beth Zur, worked after him as far as the tombs of David and the artificial pool and the House of the Warriors.