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.