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Meaning: house of rock
a town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:58), about 4 miles to the north of Hebron
It was built by Rehoboam for the defense of his kingdom (2 Chr. 11:7). It stood near the modern ed-Dirweh. Its ruins are still seen on a hill which bears the name of Beit-Sur, and which commands the road from Beer-sheba and Hebron to Jerusalem from the south.