Situated on the frontiers of Dan and Judah, tens miles north
from Eleutheropolis, towards Nicoplis, according to Eusebius,
not far from Caphar Sorek.
Jud 13:2,25 16:31 18:2 1Ch 2:53 2Ch 11:10
Supposed by some to be the same as Beth-shemesh in the tribe
of Judah; but this latter city is evidently distinguished from
it by being assigned by the tribe of Judah to the Levites.
(ch. 21:16.) Ir-shemesh rendered [polis Sammaus] by the LXX.,
seems to be the same as Emmaus or Nicopolis, 22; miles
south-east from Lydda, according to the Old Jerusalem