), mentioned only once in Scripture (Judges.
It is placed by Eusebius and St. Jerome in the great plain, ten miles north of Eleutheropolis (BeitJebrin
), and a deserted village named el-Bîreh,
situated near the site of Beth-Shemesh, serves to confirm their notice.
It is sometimes supposed to be identical with the following, though they are distinguished by the above-cited authors.