ADASA ăd’ ə sə (̓Αδασα). A town unmentioned in the canonical Scriptures, but referred to in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A town less than four miles from Beth-horon (30 furlongs Ant, XII, x, 5; 1 Macc 7:40) and a day’s journey from Gazara (1 Macc 7:45), where Judas Maccabee defeated and killed Nicanor, a general of Demetrius (1 Macc 7:40 ff). The ruin of Adaseh near Gibeon (SWP, III, XVII).