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Boz’rah (fortress).

1. In Edom, the city of Jobab the son of Zerah, one of the early kings of that nation. Gen. 36:33; 1 Chron. 1:44. Mentioned by Isaiah, Isa. 34:6; 63:1, in connection with Edom, and by Jeremiah, 49:13, 22; Amos, 1:12, and Micah, 2:12. Its modern representative is el-Busaireh, which lies on the mountain district to the southeast of the Dead Sea.

2. In his catalogue of the cities of the land of Moab, Jeremiah, 48:24, mentions a Bozrah as in “the plain country” (ver. 21), i.e., the high level downs on the east of the Dead Sea.


Ruins of Bozrah. (From an original Photograph.)