Beth-e'ked (Heb. Beyth-E'ked, בֵּיתאּעֵקֶד, house of the binding, sc. of sheep; Sept. Βαθακάθ; Vulg. camera; Targum בֵּית כּנִישִׁת רָעִיָּא, place of shepherds' gathering), the name of a place near Samaria, being the "shearing-house" at the pit or well (בּוֹר) of which the forty-two brethren of Ahaziah were slain by Jehu (2Ki 10:12,14, in the former of which occurrences it is fully BETH-E'KED-HARO'IM, having the addition הָרֹעִים, ha-Roim', of the shepherds, Sept. τῶν ποιμένων, for which no equivalent appears in the Auth. Vers.). It lay between Jezreel and Samaria, according to Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Βαιθακάθ, Bethachad), 15 miles from the town of Legio, and in the plain of Esdraelon. It is doubtless the Beit-Kad noticed by Robinson (Researches, 3, 157) on the edge of "the great plain," east of Jenin, and located on Van de Velde's Map along the south face of Matthew Gilboa, 5.5 miles west of Beisan, at the exact distance (in Roman miles) from Lejjun indicated in the Onamasticon.

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