wells, one of the four cities of the Hivites which entered by fraud into a league with Joshua. It belonged to Benjamin (Josh. 18:25). It has by some been identified with el-Bireh on the way to Nablus, 10 miles north of Jerusalem.
But beeroth had one fatal disadvantage as a sole line of advance.
beeroth (wells), now el Bireh, 10 miles north, was one of the Gibeonite cities which made peace with Israel.
beeroth also commanded the exit from the principal ravine by which Joshua could march upwards to the ridge—the valley of Achor.
Six unknown names come next, the first of which is a beeroth, or "Wells."
They were brothers, men of beeroth, which was formerly one of the cities of the Gibeonites, but was now reckoned to Benjamin.
East there was no escape; north was the Israelite army from beeroth; south and west was the army of Joshua.