Bozrah

:"For the town in Syria, see Bosra. For the town in Connecticut, see Bozrah, Connecticut."

Botsra, Botzrah, Bozrah ( _he. בצרה) is an ancient biblical city in southern modern-day Jordan, now Bouseira between Tafilah (Tophel) and Shobak.

History

Bozrah was the capital city of Edom. According to the Old Testament, the city was the homeland of Jacob's twin brother, Esau. Bozrah means "sheepfold" and was a pastoral city in Edom southeast of the Dead Sea.

:"And these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before the reigning of a king over the sons of Israel...And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah, from Bozrah, reigned in his place". (Gen 36:31-33)

The prophets Amos and Isaiah predicted Bozrah's destruction.

:"But I will send a fire against Teman, and it shall devour the palaces of Bozrah". (Amos 1:12)

According to a Christian interpretation Fact|date=July 2007 of Isaiah 63:1, Bozrah will be one of the venues of the Last Judgement when Messiah returns to earth to judge the wicked.

According to a Christian interpretation of Micah 2:12-13, Bozrah, (or a place the Bible cryptically refers to as Bozrah), will also be the scene of a magnificent "break-out" of God's covenant people. According to this interpretation the deliverance will come at an Edomite controlled place of exile and incarceration in the End times. This epic event referred to in Micah 2:12-13 has been referred to by Dr G Finley as "the Bozrah deliverance".


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