Bethhoron (2)


Of both the places thus designated in Scripture but insignificant clusters of huts now remain as the representatives. See Porter, Handbook,. p. 215, 264.

1. Beitur el-Foka (Beth-horon the Upper) is a small village, but it has an antiquated aspect, owing to the numbers of large stones built up in the walls of its houses, and also to its situation, perched like a castle on the summit of the tell. At the foot of the hill on the east side is an ancient reservoir. There is little cultivation round it, and indeed the rocky declivities afford little space for it.

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2. Beitur el-Tahta (Beth-horon the Nether) is likewise a small hamlet, but there are some foundations. and heaps of large stones marking the ancient site. It stands upon a slight eminence along the ridge on the north side of a well-wooded ravine (Wady el-Melab), which runs into the valley of Ajalon (Merj ibn-Omer), with another site bearing traces of ancient ruins along the Roman road a little to the south-east of it.

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