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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • A Levite of the family of Merari ( 1 Chronicles 16:38 ).

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Hosah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/h/hosah.html. 1897.

  • Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

    1. A city of Asher ( Joshua 19:29) on Israel's border next Tyre.

    2. One of David's first doorkeepers ("porters") to the ark on its reaching Jerusalem ( 1 Chronicles 16:38). A Merarite Levite ( 1 Chronicles 26:10-11;  1 Chronicles 26:16) having charge at the "gate Shallecheth" and the ascending causeway.

    Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [3]

    Hosah (‘refuge’). 1. A Levitical doorkeeper of the Temple (  1 Chronicles 16:38;   1 Chronicles 26:10-11;   1 Chronicles 26:16 ). 2. A city of Asher, apparently south of Tyre (  Joshua 19:29 ). The site is doubtful.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary [4]

    Ho'sah. (Refuge).

    1. A city of Asher.  Joshua 19:29. The next landmark on the boundary to Tyre.

    2. A Merarite Levite, chosen by David, to be one of the first doorkeepers, to the Ark after its arrival in Jerusalem.  1 Chronicles 16:38. (B.C. 1014).

    Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

    1. City inthe tribe of Asher.  Joshua 19:29 . Identified with Ezziyat el Foka or et Tahta, 33 11' N, 35 14' or 13' E.

    2. A Levite and doorkeeper in the time of David.  1 Chronicles 16:38;  1 Chronicles 26:10,11,16 .

    Holman Bible Dictionary [6]

     Joshua 19:29 1 Chronicles 16:38 1 Chronicles 26:10 1 Chronicles 26:16

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

    (Heb. Chosah', חֹסָה , Refuge; Sept. ᾿Ωσά , ῾Ωσά , and ᾿Ωσηέ ), the name of a place and also of a  Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 . A place on the border of the tribe of Asher, at a point where the line turned from the direction of Tyre to its terminus on the Mediterranean, in the direction of Achzib ( Joshua 19:29). It is possibly the same with the modern village El-Ghazieh, a little south of Zidon; notwithstanding the objection of Schwarz (who thinks this too far north, and prefers a village called El-Bussah, a little north of Eczib, Palest. p. 194), since it is uncertain which way the boundary is here described as running, and the account is a good deal involved. Van de Velde proposes to identify it with El-Kauzah, "a village with traces of antiquity near wady el-Ain" (Memoir, p. 322), the Kauzih of Robinson (new Researches, p. 61, 62); but to this Keil objects (Comment. on Joshua ad loc.) that "the situation does not suit in this connection," although it lies very near Ramah, and in the direction from Tyre towards Achzib. (See Elkosh).

    2. A Levite of the family of Merari, who, with thirteen of his relatives, was appointed by David porter of the gate Shallecheth, on the west side of the Temple ( 1 Chronicles 16:38;  1 Chronicles 26:10-11;  1 Chronicles 26:16). B.C. 1014.

    International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [8]

    hō´sa ( חסה , ḥōṣāh ): A city on the border of Asher, in the neighborhood of Tyre (  Joshua 19:29 ). Septuagint reads Iaseı́ph , which might suggest identification with Kefr Yası̄f , to the Northeast of Acre. Possibly, however, as Sayce ( HCM , 429) and Moore ( Judges , 51) suggest, Hosah may represent the Assyrian Usu. Some scholars think that Usu was the Assyrian name for Palaetyrus. If "the fenced city of Tyre" were that on the island, while the city on the mainland lay at Ras el - ‛Ain , 30 stadia to the South (Strabo xvi.758), this identification is not improbable.