Free Online Bible Library | Betomesthaim

We also have classes for:

Courses cover a wide range of Bible, Theology and Ministry topics.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make BiblicalTraining.org better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce

Search

Betomesthaim

BETOMESTHAIM, BETOMASTHAIM bĕt’ əmĕs thā’ əm, bĕ’ ə mäs thä’ əm Βαιτομεσθαίμ,—μασθαίμ; KJV BETOMESTHAM). Place unidentified but facing plain of “Esdraelon opposite the plain near Dothan” (Judg 4:6). Because of its strategic military position by Esdraelon, Betomesthaim (4:6) was requested by Joakim, high priest in Jerusalem, to block the Assyrians under Holofernes (general under Nebuchadnezzar) at the passes into the hills. After Judith killed Holofernes, Uzziah, a magistrate of Bethulia (Judith’s home), sent to Betomasthaim (15:4) for aid in destroying the Assyrians.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

be-to-mes’-tha-im, be-to-mes’-tham the King James Version Betomestham, (Betomesthaim (Judith 4:6)): the King James Version Betomasthem (Baitornasthaim (Judith 15:4)): The place is said to have been "over against Jezreel, in the face of (i. e eastward of) the plain that is near Dothan" It can hardly be Deir Massin, which lies West of the plain. The district is clearly indicated, but no identification is yet possible.