Definitions of Azekah

  1. strength of walls
  2. dug over, a town in the Shephelah or low hills of Judah ( Joshua 15:35 ), where the five confederated Amoritish kings were defeated by Joshua and their army destroyed by a hailstrom ( Joshua 10:10 Joshua 10:11 ). It was one of the places re-occupied by the Jews on their return from the Captivity ( Nehemiah 11:30 ).
  3. ( dugover ), a town of Judah, with dependent villages, lying in the Shefelah or rich agricultural plain. It is most clearly defined as being near Shochoh, ( 1 Samuel 17:1 ) but its position has not yet been recognized.
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