|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Wells, one of the four cities of the Hivites which entered by fraud into a league with Joshua. It belonged to Benjamin (Joshua 18:25). It has by some been identified with el-Bireh on the way to Nablus, 10 miles north of Jerusalem.
Beeroth of the children of Jaakan
(Deuteronomy 10:6). The same as Bene-jaakan (Numbers 33:31).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
be-e'-roth, be'-er-oth (be'eroth; Beroth): One of the cities of the Canaanites whose inhabitants succeeded in deceiving Israel, and in making a covenant with them (Joshua 9:3). Apparently they were Hivites (Joshua 9:7). The occasion on which the Beerothites fled to Gittaim where they preserved their communal identity is not indicated. The town was reckoned to Benjamin (2 Samuel 4:2 f). Eusebius, Onomasticon places it under Gibeon, 7 Roman miles from Jerusalem on the way to Nicopolis (Amwas). If we follow the old road by way of Gibeon (el-Jib) and Bethhoron, Beeroth would lie probably to the Northwest of el-Jib. The traditional identification is with el-Bireh, about 8 miles from Jerusalem on the great north road. If the order in which the towns are mentioned (Joshua 9:17; Joshua 18:25) is any guide as to position, el-Bireh is too far to the Northwest. The identification is precarious. To Beeroth belonged the murderers of Ish-bosheth (2 Samuel 4:2), and Naharai, Joab's armor-bearer (2 Samuel 23:37 1 Chronicles 11:39). It was reoccupied after the Exile (Ezra 2:25 Nehemiah 7:29).
ben'-e-ja'-a-kan (be'eroth bene ya`aqan; the Revised Version, margin "the wells of the children of Jaakan"): A desert camp of the Israelites mentioned before Moserah (Deuteronomy 10:6). In Numbers 33:31, 32 the name is given simply "Bene-jaakan," and the situation after Moseroth.
See WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL.
Beeroth (7 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 10:6 (The children of Israel traveled from Beeroth Bene Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Joshua 9:17 The children of Israel traveled and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath Jearim. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 18:25 Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 4:2 Ishbosheth, Saul's son, had two men who were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin (for Beeroth also is reckoned to Benjamin: (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 4:3 and the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and have lived as foreigners there until this day). (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 2:25 The children of Kiriath Arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 7:29 The men of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)