Bizjoth'jah (Heb. Bizyotheyah', בַּזיוֹתיָה, according to Gesenius, contempt of Jehovah; according to First, for , בֵּיתאּזיוֹתאּיָהּ, house of the olives of Jehovah, i.e. superior olive-yard; Sept. Βιζιωθία, but most copies omit; Vulg. Baziothia), a town in the south of Judah (i.e. in Simeon), named in connection with Beersheba and Baalah (Jos 15:28) in such a way (the copulative being omitted) as to make it identical with the latter = Bizjothjah-Baalah, and so the enumeration in ver. 32 requires; compare the parallel passage, ch. 19:2, 3, where the simple BALAH (doubtless the same) occurs in almost precisely the same order. SEE JUDAH. In ch. 19:8 it is also called BAALATH--BEER, which is there farther identified with "Ramath of the south," and is elsewhere mentioned under still other similar names (Baal, Bilhah), and yet again as LEHI SEE LEHI (q.v.); from all which titles we may conclude that it lay on an eminence (Ramah) near a well (Beer), in a fruitful spot (Bizjoth), and was at one time a site of the worship of Baal (Baalath), whose name (as in some other instances) was eventually replaced by that of Jab. SEE RAMATH-NEKEB.

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