Bas'cama (ἡ Βασκαμά, Josephus Βασκά), a place in Gilead where Jonathan Maccabaeus was killed by Trypho, and from which his bones were afterward disinterred and conveyed to Modin by his brother Simon (1 Maccabees 13:23; Joseph. Ant. 13:6, 6). Schwarz supposes it to be the Talmudical Bashkar (בִּשׁכָּר) or Basgar (בִּסגָּר) "of Arabia" (Palest. p. 236, 237). The route of the Syrian murderer is given with so much confusion (see Fritzsche, in loc.) that some have even supposed the Bozkath of Judah to be meant.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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