bezek Summary and Overview
Bible Dictionaries at a Glance
bezek in Easton's Bible Dictionary
lightning. (1.) The residence of Adoni-bezek, in the lot of
Judah (Judg. 1:5). It was in the mountains, not far from
Jerusalem. Probably the modern Bezkah, 6 miles south-east of
(2.) The place where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and
Judah (1 Sam. 11:8); somewhere in the centre of the country,
near the Jordan valley. Probably the modern Ibzik, 13 miles
NE of Shechem.
bezek in Smith's Bible Dictionary
1. The residence of Adonibezek, #Jud 1:6| in the lot of Judah. ver. #Jud 1:3|
2. Where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah before going to the relief of Jabesh-gilead. #1Sa 11:8| This was doubtless somewhere in the centre of the country, near the Jordan valley. No identification of either place has been made in modern times.
bezek in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
BE'ZEK (lightning). 1. In the mountains of Judah, Jud 1:3-5; probably Bezek, near Jerusalem. 2. Possibly a district. 1 Sam 11:8-9. Schwartz places it at Bezik or Ahsik; Conder at Ibzik, north of Tirzah.
bezek in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Adoni-Bezek's residence, in Judah's lot (Judges 1:3-5). (See ADONI-BEZEK.) Now Beit-zata, S. of Jerusalem, or else Bezik on the road from Nablus to Beisan.
2. Where Saul numbered the national forces before relieving Jabesh Gilead from Ammon (1 Samuel 11:8); somewhere near the Jordan valley, within marching distance from Jabesh, 17 miles from Shechem, on the road to Bethshan.