Achzib (of Judah)
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Also known as Chezib (כְּזִיב, keziv) and Cozeba (כֹּזֵבָא, kozeva'). A town in Canaan where the daughter of Shua bore the patriarch Judah a son, Shelah (Gen 38:5). It was later allotted to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:44; 1 Chr 4:22; Mic 1:14).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
CHEZIB (PLACE) [Heb kĕzı̂b (כְּזִיב)]. A city in S Canaan where Shelah, one of Judah’s sons, was born of a Canaanite woman (Gen 38:5). The context of the biblical reference implies that the town was near Adullam (cf. Gen 38:1). The consensus is that the site is the same as ACHZIB [Heb ʾakzı̂b] in Judah
COZEBA (PLACE) [Heb kōzēbāʾ (כֹּזֵבָא)]. Listed in the genealogy of Judah, Cozeba is the habitation of some of the sons of Shelah (1 Chr 4:22). Of the whole list of sons of Shelah, only Mareshah, in the Shephelah, is identified with certainty as Tel Ṣandaḥannah (M.R. 140111; LBHG, 248). Occupation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achzib (of Judah)
1. A town in western Judah in the Shephelah (lowlands), mentioned with Mareshah and Keilah as one of the cities allotted to Judah (Josh. 15:44). It is probably the same as Chezib (Gen. 38:5), where Judah was at the time of the birth of his son Shelah. Mic. 1:14 has a pun on the name: “The houses of Achzib
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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 (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
Chezib (Heb. kĕzɩ̂ḇ)A town in southern Canaan where the daughter of the Canaanite Shua gave birth to Shelah, Judah’s third son (Gen. 38:5). Chezib has been firmly identified with ancient Achzib in Judah (modern Tell el-Beida; 145116) near Adullam (cf. Eusebius Onom. 172, Chasbi).Christian M. M.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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