There were two places by this name; one was called Beth-horon the nether, and the other was called Beth-horon the upper (Josh. 16:3, 5; I Chron. 7:24) . Fallows says, "The Nether Beth-horon lay in the northwest corner of Benjamin; and between the two places was a pass, called both the ascent and descent of Beth-horon, leading from the region of Gibeon (el-Jib) down to the western plain." Down this pass the Amorites were driven by Joshua (Josh. 10:11). The upper and lower towns were both fortified by Solomon (II Chron. 8:5).
Meta. A thought center deep within the consciousness where error is judged and cast out (house of the caverns, place of the holes). It is an avenue of thought by which the higher thoughts of justice and Truth may descend to the more subjective planes of consciousness in order to cleanse them from error.