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Achzib
Aczib
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Achzib (Place)
ACHZIB (PLACE) [Heb ʾakzı̂b (אַכְזִיב)]. Var. CHEZIB. 1. A town allocated to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:44). From the context of its placement among the other cities, it appears to have been in the Shephelah, probably at its juncture with the Judean hills. In Mic 1:14, it is mentioned among several
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Achzib
Achzib. 1. City in Judah’s territory (Jos 15:44). The prophet Micah listed it among cities that would be destroyed with Samaria (Mi 1:14). It was probably the same as Chezib (Gn 38:5) and Cozeba (1 Chr 4:22, kjv Chozeba).2. City in Asher’s territory (Jos 19:29), one of seven from which the tribe failed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aczib
ACZIB1. City in Judah’s territory (Jos 15:44). The prophet Micah listed it among cities that would be destroyed with Samaria (Mi 1:14). It was probably the same as Chezib (Gn 38:5) and Cozeba (1 Chr 4:22).2. City in Asher’s territory (Jos 19:29), one of seven from which the tribe failed to drive out
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Achzib
Achzib (ak´zib).1 A city in northern Canaan located near the coast north of Acco. Although it was on the border of the territory of Asher, the Canaanites were never totally expelled from the city (Josh. 19:29; Judg. 1:31). It is tentatively identified as the present ez-Zib or Tel Akhziv.2 A city in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Achzib
ACHZIB1. A town in the Shephelah of Judah near Keilah and Mareshah (Josh 15:44; Mic 1:14). Micah makes a pun on its name, which means “deceitful” or “treacherous.” Achzib seems to be mentioned in Lachish letter #8. Perhaps it is the same as Chezib (q.v.; Gen 38:5).2. A Canaanite town assigned to Asher
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Achzib
ACHZIB. 1. A Canaanite harbour town assigned to Asher (Jos. 19:29) which they never occupied (Jdg. 1:31). Taken by Sennacherib in 701 bc (ANET, p. 287). identified with the modern ez-Zib, 14 km N of Acco (Acre). 2. A town of Judah (Jos. 15:44) in the Shephelah. Probably the Chezib of Gn. 38:5; conquered
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Achzib
Achzib (Heb. ʾaḵzɩ̂ḇ)1. A town in the Shephelah, belonging to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:44). A variant name of the town might be Chezib, where Judah’s Canaanite wife bore Shelah, his third son (Gen. 38:5). Eusebius (Onom. 172) identified the town with Chasbi, near Adullam. Scholars largely accept
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Achzib
ACHZIB a) A town in Judah (Josh. 15:44) whose destruction was foretold by Micah (Mic. 1:14). Tentatively identified with Tell el-Beide, northeast of Mareshah.b) A Canaanite city on the Mediterranean coast, in the territory of Asher (Josh. 19:29). The inhabitants were not driven out by Joshua, so the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Achzib
ACHZIB The name of two cities.1. A city of Judah in the Shephelah, the low hills of western Palestine (Josh 15:44; also Mic 1:14).2. A city of northwestern Palestine on the Mediterranean coast, approximately fourteen miles north of Acco. It enjoyed considerable early prominence and was given to the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Achzib
Ach´zib (lying, false).1. A city in the lowlands of Judah, named with Keilah and Mareshah. Josh. 15:44; Micah 1:14. It is probably the same with Chezib and Chozeba, which see.2. A town belonging to Asher, Josh. 19:29, from which the Canaanites were not expelled, Judg. 1:31; afterwards Ecdippa. It is