Bozrah

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Busaira
بلدة بُصرة
Bozrah
Toun
The ruins o Bozrah, the caipital o Edom
Busaira is located in Jordan
Busaira
Busaira
Coordinates: 30°42′50″N 35°39′29″E / 30.71389°N 35.65806°E / 30.71389; 35.65806
Kintra Jordan
Province Tafilah Govrenorate
Foondit 1100 B.C.
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Mamduh Refoo
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)3

Bozrah, spelt Botsra an Botzrah forbye, (Arabic: بصرة‎,Ebreu: בצרה‎) is an auld biblical ceety in soothren modren-day Jordan, 20 km tae the sooth o Tafilah, atween Tafilah (Tophel) an Shoubak.

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Bozrah wis the caipital ceety o Edom. Accordin tae the Auld Testament, the ceety wis the hameland o Jacob's twin brither, Esau. Bozrah means "sheepfold" an wis a pastoral ceety in Edom sootheast o the Dead Sea.

"And these wur the keengs who reigned in the land o Edom before the reignin o a keeng ower the sons o Israel...An Bela dee'd, an Jobab the son o Zerah, from Bozrah, reigned in his place". (Gen 36:31-33)

The prophets Amos an Isaiah predictit Bozrah's destruction.

"But A will send a fire against Teman, an it shall devour the palaces o Bozrah". (Amos 1:12)

Accordin tae Isaiah 63:1-6, the Laird will come frae Edom (modren-day Jordan) an Bozrah on the day o vengeance an the year o redemption (cf. Revelation 19:13).

Accordin tae ae Christian interpretation o Micah 2:12-13, Bozrah, (or a place the Bible cryptically refers tae as Bozrah), will be the scene o a magnificent "brak-oot" o the fowk o God's covenant. Accordin tae this interpretation the deliverance will come at an Edomite controlled place o exile an incarceration in the End times. This epic event referred tae in Micah 2:12-13 haes been referred tae bi Dr. G. Finley as "the Bozrah deliverance". Bozrah is in the Ebreu, but maist translators render it as "fauld" - sheep in the fauld. This "brak-oot" coud be tee'd tae Zechariah 14:1-5, when Yahweh fechts against the naitions, staunds on the Munt o Olives (north o Israel), an splits the Munt in twa as a valley, sae that the remnant o Israel trapped in Jerusalem can escape those who wad kill them. Gin that's sae, Micah 2:12-13 wadna relate tae the locale o Bozrah.