Beth-she’mesh (house of the sun).
1. One of the towns which marked the north boundary of Judah. Josh. 15:10. It is now ’Ainshems, about two miles from the great Philistine plain, and seven from Ekron.
2. A city on the border of Issachar. Josh. 19:22.
4. An idolatrous temple or place in Egypt. Jer. 43:13. In the middle ages Heliopolis was still called by the Arabs Ain Shems.