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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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A city of Dan, mentioned with Shaalabbin and Ajalon (Joshua 19:41-42 ). Its parallel name in Judges (i 35, Hebr.) is "Har-Ḥ eres" (the mountain of the sun). Some modern critics identify Ir-shemesh with Beth-shemesh , in Judah. See Heres .

E. G. H. M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'ir-Shemesh'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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