(house of caverns), the name of two towns or villages, an "upper" and a "nether," (Jos 16:3,5; 1Ch 7:24) on the road from Gibeon to Azekah, (Jos 10:10,11) and the Philistine plain. 1 Macc. 3:24. Beth-horon lay on the boundary line between Benjamin and Ephraim, (Jos 16:3,5) and Josh 18:13,14 was counted to Ephraim, (Jos 21:22; 1Ch 7:24) and given to the Kohathites. (Jos 21:22; 1Ch 6:68) ( 1Chr 6:53 ) The two Beth-horons still survive in the modern villages of Beit-ur, et-tahta and el-foka.