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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    house of the sun. (1.) A sacerdotal city in the tribe of Dan
    (Josh. 21:16; 1 Sam. 6:15), on the north border of Judah (Josh.
    15:10). It was the scene of an encounter between Jehoash, king
    of Israel, and Amaziah, king of Judah, in which the latter was
    made prisoner (2 Kings 14:11, 13). It was afterwards taken by
    the Philistines (2 Chr. 28:18). It is the modern ruined Arabic
    village 'Ain-shems, on the north-west slopes of the mountains of
    Judah, 14 miles west of Jerusalem.
      (2.) A city between Dothan and the Jordan, near the southern
    border of Issachar (Josh. 19:22), 7 1/2 miles south of
    Beth-shean. It is the modern Ain-esh-Shemsiyeh.
      (3.) One of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38),
    between Mount Tabor and the Jordan. Now Khurbet Shema, 3 miles
    west of Safed. But perhaps the same as No. 2.
      (4.) An idol sanctuary in Egypt (Jer. 43:13); called by the
    Greeks Heliopolis, and by the Egyptians On (q.v.), Gen. 41:45.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Beth-shemesh, house of the sun