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Zarethan is a place mentioned in the Bible in the Jordan Valley .

The first mention is found in Jos 3.16  EU , according to which the water of the Jordan "at the city of Adam, which is near Zarethan", raised itself to a dam and enabled the people to cross the river. Later, in 1 Kings 7.46  EU , it is reported that during Solomon's reign "between Succoth and Tsarethan" copper castings were made in clay molds. The parallel report in 2 Chr 4,17  EU suggests that the place name Zeredah is a different way of spelling Zarethan.


  • Hermann Guthe : Tsarethan and the Solomon's ore foundry . In: From the Old Testament. Dedicated to Karl Marti on the occasion of his 70th birthday (supplements to the journal for Old Testament science; vol. 41). Toepelman Verlag, Giessen 1925, pp. 96-108.

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