Morrish Bible Dictionary
City belonging to Hadadezer king of Zobah. 2 Samuel 8:8 . Apparently the same as CHUN in 1 Chronicles 18:8 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
BEROTHAI or BEROTHAH. In Ezekiel 47:16 connected with Hamath and Damascus, as the northern boundary of the future inheritance of restored Israel. In 2 Samuel 8:8 a city of Zobah, taken by David from Hadadezer. Possibly identical with Berytus, now the commercial mart Beirut, called from the wells, Beeroth, still seen, bored in the rocks at Beirut. In the parallel (1 Chronicles 18:8) "Chun" is substituted. Near Beyrut are Assyrian tablets of a king (Shalmaneser), who overran Phoenicia. it is the traditional scene of the combat of Saint George and the dragon.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bee roh' thawee) Place name meaning, “wells.” City in Syria from which David took brass as tribute after he defeated King Hadadezer (2 Samuel 8:8 ). The parallel passage (1 Chronicles 18:8 ) reads Chun or Cun and says Solomon used the brass for Temple vessels. The exact relationship of Berothah, Berothai, and Cun cannot be determined. The three are usually identified as the same place, but some Bible students dispute this. At the date when Chronicles was written, Cun may have been better known than nearby Berothai. See Cun .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- Berothah, Berothai
BEROTHAH, BEROTHAI . A city of Syria, despoiled by David ( 2 Samuel 8:8 ), and named by Ezekiel as a limiting point in his ideal restoration of the kingdom ( Ezekiel 47:16 ). Ezekiel places it between Hamath and Damascus; the site is otherwise unknown. In 1 Chronicles 18:8 , which is parallel to 2 Samuel 8:8 , for Berothai is substituted Cun. [Berothite in 1 Chronicles 11:39 is obviously meant for Beerothite . See Beeroth].
R. A. S. Macalister.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Wells; a cypress
Berothah - Berothai or BEROTHAH. (See Berothai
Cun - The parallel passage in 2 Samuel 8:8 reads, “Berothai. ” The two are apparently separate cities, Cun being northeast of Byblos and Berothai southeast of Byblos. Apparently, Cun was more familiar to the Chronicler's readers than Berothai. See Berothai
Chun - Elsewhere called BEROTHAH, Berothai, which see
Chun, - (1 Chronicles 18:8 ) called Berothai in (2 Samuel 8:8 )
Chun - Same as Berothai
Berothah, Berothai - BEROTHAH, Berothai . In 1 Chronicles 18:8 , which is parallel to 2 Samuel 8:8 , for Berothai is substituted Cun
Berothai - The exact relationship of Berothah, Berothai, and Cun cannot be determined. At the date when Chronicles was written, Cun may have been better known than nearby Berothai
be'Tah - (confidence ), a city belonging to Hadadezer king of Zobah, mentioned with Berothai
Chun - Apparently the same as Berothai in 2 Samuel 8:8
Berothah - See Berothai
Chun - It is called Berothai in 2 Samuel 8:8 ; probably the same as Berothah in Ezekiel 47:16
Betah - See Berothai
Zoba - Its cities Betah or Tibhath, and Berothai or Chun, yielded David "exceeding much brass
Berothai - Berothai or BEROTHAH
Phoenice - Berytus, now Beirut (Ezekiel 47:16; 2 Samuel 8:8 BEROTHAH, Berothai), was 15 geographical miles N