Beesh'terah (Heb. Beeshterah', בּעֶשׁתּרָה, prob. house of Astarte; Sept. ἡ Βοσορά v. r. Βεεθαρά; Vulg. Bosra), one of the two Levitical cities allotted to the sons of Gershom, out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan (Jos 21:27). In the parallel list (1Ch 6:71) it appears to be identical with ASHTAROTH (q.v.). In fact, the name is merely a contracted form of Beth-Ashtaroth, the "temple of Ashtoreth" (Gesenius, Thes. p. 196; comp. 175).

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