Where is Bozrah?


The sword of the Lord is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat— the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. Isaiah 34:6
Who is this coming from Edom,
    from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?
Who is this, robed in splendor,
    striding forward in the greatness of his strength? Isaiah 63:1
            Bozrah was in Edom, southeast of the Red Sea.  It’s mentioned eight times in the Bible.
            In Genesis 36:33 and 1 Chronicles 1:44, King Jobab, one of Esau’s descendants, came from Bozrah.  Isaiah mentions it twice, referring to a bloodbath of sacrifices.  Bozrah was pasture land so lambs would have grazed there.  Jeremiah in 48:24 and 49:13,22 pronounces judgment on the Bozrah people.  Then Amos 1:12 backs that judgment by saying the fortress there would be consumed by fire.