Places Study on Bochim

Places Study on Bochim

Judges 2: And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
Judges 2: And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Bochim
Weepers, a place where the angel of the Lord reproved the Israelites for entering into a league with the people of the land. This caused them bitterly to weep, and hence the name of the place (Judges 2:1,5 ). It lay probably at the head of one of the valleys between Gilgal and Shiloh.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Bochim
("the weepers".) A place W. of Jordan, above Gilgal (Judges 2:1; Judges 2:5). "The (Hebrew) angel of the Lord (the Second Person in the Trinity, "the Lord," Exodus 23:20) came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you go up out of Egypt," etc. He identifies Himself with Jehovah, as no created angel would do. Their sacrificing to the Lord at Bochim, where there was no sanctuary, implies that the angel was Jehovah Himself, whose appearing at any place justified the offering of sacrifices there (Judges 6:20; Judges 6:26; Judges 6:28; 2 Samuel 24:25). The mention of His coming up "from Gilgal to Bochim" is not so much a geographical as a spiritual intimation. The Angel Prince of Jehovah's host announced to Joshua at Gilgal the fall of Jericho, directly after their rolling away the reproach of Egypt by circumcision, whence the place got its name (Gilgal "rolling") (Joshua 5:2-15).

As there they entered into covenant with the Lord with the ritual act of self consecration, and so were assured of victory from the Lord, so here at Bochim (unknown geographically) the divine Angel makes known to them that by their making peace with the Canaanites, instead of rooting them out, they have broken the covenant and so must pay the penalty. It is implied that the same Angel who was Israel's champion at Gilgal is now manifesting Himself as Israel's punisher, by means of those very Canaanites whose residence permitted among them was their sin. Shiloh, not Gilgal, was the place of meeting for the nation at the tabernacle set up there (Joshua 18:1-10). Compare the phrase, "O My people, remember now from Shittim unto Gilgal" (Micah 6:5): not so much a geographical notice as a reference to the people's spiritual and national obligations to God in connection with those places.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Bochim
(boh' chihm) Place name meaning, “weepers.” Place where angel of God announced judgment on Israel at beginning of the period of Judges because they had not destroyed pagan altars but had made covenant treaties with the native inhabitants. Thus the people cried and named the place Bochim (Judges 2:1-5 ). It may have been between Bethel and Gilgal. An oak of weeping near Bethel was the burial place of Deborah, Rebekah's nurse (Genesis 35:8 ). See Allon-bachuth.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bochim
BOCHIM (‘weepers,’ Judges 2:1 ). Unknown as a geographical site. Possibly the orig. reading was Bethel .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bochim
This signifies 'weepers:' it was the place near Gilgal where an angel of the Lord charged the Israelites with having disobeyed God in making leagues with the inhabitants of the land, and in not throwing down their altars; and told them the results. The people wept and sacrificed to the Lord. Judges 2:1-5 . Bochim symbolically is not simply 'weepers,' but 'weepers over disobedience.'

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Bochim
The place of weeping; or of mulberry-trees
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Bochim
We meet with this name, Judges 2:1; Jdg 2:5. It was given in consequence of the message of an angel which caused the people to weep. Hence Bochim means a place of weeping, or the weepers. And so the margin of the Bible renders it. Some make the Word the plural of Baca, or Bocha, mulberry-tree; and so it might be a place of mulberries, and called Bochim, where the people received tidings from the angel, and wept. See Baca; see Mourning; see also Mulberry-tree.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Bochim
Weepings, a place near Gilgal, where the angel of the Lord reproved Israel for their remissness, Judges 2:1-5 .

Sentence search

Bokim - (boh kihm) NIV spelling of Bochim. See Bochim
Bochim - Bochim (‘weepers,’ Judges 2:1 )
Bochim - Hence Bochim means a place of weeping, or the weepers. Some make the Word the plural of Baca, or Bocha, mulberry-tree; and so it might be a place of mulberries, and called Bochim, where the people received tidings from the angel, and wept
Bochim - "The (Hebrew) angel of the Lord (the Second Person in the Trinity, "the Lord," Exodus 23:20) came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you go up out of Egypt," etc. Their sacrificing to the Lord at Bochim, where there was no sanctuary, implies that the angel was Jehovah Himself, whose appearing at any place justified the offering of sacrifices there (Judges 6:20; Judges 6:26; Judges 6:28; 2 Samuel 24:25). The mention of His coming up "from Gilgal to Bochim" is not so much a geographical as a spiritual intimation. ... As there they entered into covenant with the Lord with the ritual act of self consecration, and so were assured of victory from the Lord, so here at Bochim (unknown geographically) the divine Angel makes known to them that by their making peace with the Canaanites, instead of rooting them out, they have broken the covenant and so must pay the penalty
Bochim - Bochim symbolically is not simply 'weepers,' but 'weepers over disobedience
Bochim - Thus the people cried and named the place Bochim (Judges 2:1-5 )
Mourning - We find that the Israelites themselves called all places of their mourning by one name, Bochim, that is weepers
Baca - "the vale of tears" (compare Bochim, Judges 2:5, "the place of weepers
Valley - (Hosea 2:15) The valley of Baca, a place of Bochim, or weeping
Judges, Book of - The Angel of the Lord was at Gilgal during the book of Joshua (to which place the Israelites should in spirit have constantly returned: it is the place of circumcision, that is, for the Christian, thorough separation from the first man); but now He came to Bochim, and reminded them that He had delivered them from Egypt, and had declared that He would never break His covenant with Israel; they were to make no league with the people of the land, but they had not obeyed His voice
Judges, the Book of - Thrice Jehovah threatened Israel with oppression for apostasy: at Bochim (Judges 2:1-4), at the Midianite invasion (Judges 6:7-10), at the Ammonite and Philistine oppression (Judges 10:10-14)
Judges (1) - The people thereupon lift up their voices and weep (whence the name of the place, Bochim ), and sacrifice to Jahweh