Sharuhen (Shuh-roo´huhn)

An important stronghold in southwest Palestine. In (Josh 19:6) it appears in a list of cities allotted to the tribe of Simeon at the time of the Israelite conquest; parallel lists give its name as Shilhim (Josh 15:32) and Shaaraim (1Chr 4:31). Sharuhen was probably located about four miles southwest of modern Gaza.

Josh 19:6

6Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen—thirteen towns with their villages;

Josh 15:32

32Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine towns, with their villages.

1Chr 4:31

31Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their towns until David became king.

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