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Bible Names A-G: Bosor


Bosor in Easton's Bible Dictionary the Chaldee or Aramaic form of the name Beor, the father of Balaam (2 Pet. 2:15).

Bosor in Smiths Bible Dictionary same as BEOR. 2Pe 2:15

Bosor in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE bo'-sor (Bosor): (1) A city named among those taken by Judas Maccabeus "in the land of Gilead" (1 Macc 5:26,36). From the towns named it is evident that this phrase is elastic, covering territory beyond what is usually called the land of Gilead. Possibly therefore Bosor may be identical with Bucr el-Chariri, in the Luchf, Southeast of el-Leja'. (2) In 2 Pet 2:15 the King James Version, the Greek form of BEOR (which see).

Bosor in Wikipedia was an ancient Biblical city and one of the six Cities of Refuge named in the Mosaic Law. It was located in Gilead, and was conquered by Judas Maccabeus. It is sometimes identified with modern-day Busr el-Bariri. Josephus comments on its conquest.

Bosor Scripture - 2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

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