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Zorah (Hebrew: צרעה‎), perhaps "place of wasps," a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given to Dan (Josh. 19:41; Judg. 18:2), probably the same as Zoreah ((Josh. 15:33). This was Samson's birthplace (Judg. 13:2, 25), and near it he found a grave (Judg. 16:31). It was situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of Sorek, and was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:10). It has been identified with Sar'a, 23 kilometers west of Jerusalem near Wadi Surar (in Hebrew Nahal Sorek). It is noticed on monuments in the 15th century B.C. as attacked by the Apiru or Hebrews.

A kibbutz of this Hebrew name is now located nearby.


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Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Zorah. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.

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