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also known as: Bethjeshimoth
Meaning: house of wastes, or deserts
a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 33:49; King James Version: “Bethjesimoth”)
It was within the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites (Joshua 12:3).