Bor Ashan

BORASHAN bôr ā’ shən (בּוֹר־עָשָׁ֖ן, Gr. βωρασαν, meaning smoking pit). Occurs only once in this form (1 Sam 30:30), where it refers to a city in the southwestern part of Judah. It is mentioned among the places where David and his men roamed prior to his becoming king. It may possibly be the same as Ashan, a city in the Shephelah originally assigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:7; 1 Chron 4:32).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

bor-ash’-an: A correction of the Massoretic Text in the American Standard Revised Version in 1Sa 30:30 for the King James Version "Chor-ashan" and the English Revised Version "Cor-ashan." Probably the same as ASHAN (Jos 15:42; 1Ch 4:32; 6:59), which see.

See also

  • Ashan