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” (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
be-to-mes’-tha-im, be-to-mes’-tham theBetomestham, (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.