Zorah: Place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given
to Dan (Joshua 19:41; Judges 18:2) probably the same as Zoreah (Joshua 15:33)
This was Samson's birthplace (Judges 13:2,25) and near it he found a
grave (Judges 16:31) It was situated on the crest of a hill overlooking
the valley of Sorek, and was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:10) It has
been identified with Sur'ah, in the Wady Surar, 8 miles west of
Jerusalem. It is noticed on monuments in the fifteenth century B.C.
as attacked by the Abiri or Hebrews.