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Ahlab
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahlab
Ahlab (אַחְלָב‎, achlav). A town in the territory of Asher where the Israelites failed to drive out the Canaanites (Judg 1:31). Ahlab might be the same place called “Leb” (LXX), “Mahalab” (e.g., NRSV), “Hebel” (e.g., LEB) in Josh 19:29.
Helbah
Helbah (חֶלְבָּה‎, chelbah). A town that was likely located near Sidon. The tribe of Asher failed to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants of this town (Judg 1:31).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahlab (Place)
AHLAB (PLACE) [Heb ʾaḥlāb (אַחְלָב)]. A town within the tribal boundaries of Asher whose non-Israelite inhabitants were driven out during the Heb conquest of Palestine (Judg 1:31). Although in Josh 19:24–31 the list of towns located on Asher’s territorial boundary does not mention Ahlab, LXXB of Josh
Helbah (Place)
HELBAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥelbâ (חֶלְבָּה)]. One of the towns from which the tribe of Asher failed to drive the Canaanite inhabitants (Judg 1:31). Earlier in the same verse the town of Ahlab is mentioned, and many scholars (GP 2:67; Boling, Judges AB, 455) argue that Helbah is either a dittographic error
Mahalab (Place)
MAHALAB (PLACE) [Heb mēhebel (מֵהֶבֶל)]. The RSV form of the name of a town listed before Achzib in connection with the tribal territory of Asher (Josh 19:29). The actual wording of the text is mēhebel ʾakzı̂bâ. In the AV the opening mem is regarded as a prefix (“from”), and MT mhbl is translated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahlab
Ahlab. Canaanite city in Asher’s territory. The Israelites failed to drive out its inhabitants in their conquest of Canaan (Jgs 1:31). It probably is identical with Mahalab in Joshua 19:29, modern Khirbet el-Mahalib near Tyre.See Mahalab.
Helbah
Helbah. One of the Canaanite strongholds that was not conquered by the Asherites after taking possession of the land under Joshua (Jgs 1:31). Its location is unknown.
Mahalab
Mahalab. Reconstructed name of a town in Asher’s tribe (Jos 19:29); the Hebrew text has a transposition of the last two consonants, but the town is probably the same as Ahlab and Helbah of Judges 1:31. The correct name is preserved in the Assyrian annals of Sennacherib as Mahalliba; another text has
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahlab
Ahlab äʹlab [Heb. ˊaḥlāḇ—‘fat, fruitful’] A town of Asher from which the inhabitants were not driven out (Jgs. 1:31), formerly identified with Gush Halab (Gischala) in Galilee. In the related text, Josh. 19:29, the name Meheleb is found by some scholars (the MT as pointed reads “from Heleb”), and
Helbah
Helbah helʹbə [Heb. ḥelbâ—‘fertile’]. A town from which the tribe of Asher failed to drive out the Canaanites after settling in the land conquered under Joshua (Jgs. 1:31). It is identified with Maḫalib (Mehelab, Ahlab) of Sennacherib’s prism inscription, and is located 6.4 km (4 mi) NE of Tyre near
Mahalab
Mahalab māʹə-lab [Heb. mēḥeḇel] (Josh. 19:29); AV “from the coast”; NEB MEHALBEH. A term traditionally understood as a town, but better taken as “district, area.”Mahalab has been proposed as a site in Asherite territory on the assumption that it was the Ahlab of Jgs. 1:31, and that the compiler’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahlab
AHLAB Canaanite city in Asher’s territory. The Israelites failed to drive out its inhabitants in their conquest of Canaan (Jgs 1:31). It probably is identical with Mahalab in Joshua 19:29, modern Khirbet el-Mahalib near Tyre. See Mahalab.
Helbah
HELBAH One of the Canaanite strongholds that was not conquered by the tribe of Asher after they took possession of the land (Jgs 1:31).
Mahalab
MAHALAB* Reconstructed name of a town in Asher’s tribe (Jos 19:29, nlt “Mehebel”); the Hebrew text has a transposition of the last two consonants, but the town is probably the same as Ahlab and Helbah of Judges 1:31. The correct name is preserved in the Assyrian annals of Sennacherib as Mahalliba; another
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahlab
AHLAB. A town in the territory of Asher from which the Canaanites were not driven out (Jdg 1:31). Probably a textual corruption of Mahalab (Josh 19:29), RSV), a town on the coast between Tyre and Achzib, mentioned by Sennacherib as Mahalliba.
Helbah
HELBAH. A town in the tribal territory of Asher (Jdg 1:31). Its exact location is unknown. It is possibly Ahlab on the Mediterranean coast N of Tyre.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahlab
AHLAB. Situated in the territory of Asher (Jdg. 1:31), it is possibly the Mehebel of Jos. 19:29. Probably to be identified with Khirbet el-Mahālib, 8 km NE of Tyre, the Maḥālib captured by *Tiglath-pileser III in 734 bc and later by *Sennacherib. See D. J. Wiseman, Iraq 18, 1956, p. 129.D. J. Wiseman.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahlab
Ahlab (Heb. ʾaḥlāḇ)A coastal town in the tribal inheritance of Asher, N of Tyre. Asher was unable to expel the Canaanite residents of the city and was forced to assimilate with the people living in the land (Judg. 1:31). It is probably the same as Mahalab (Josh. 19:29), located at modern Khirbet
Helbah
Helbah (Heb. ḥelbâ)A town in the territorial allotment of Asher, the Canaanite inhabitants of which the Israelites were unable to expel (Judg. 1:31). The name is thought to be a duplication of Ahlab in the same verse and may be identified with Mahalab/modern Khirbet el-Maḥâlib (172303; cf. Josh.
Mahalab
Mahalab (Heb. mēḥeḇel; Akk. MaDallibu)A city in the tribal allotment of Asher. The precise form of this place name is uncertain. In Josh. 19:29 the MT has Heb. mēḥeḇel,” while LXX B reads “from Leb and Achzob” and LXX A has “from the allotment of Achziph”; both Greek manuscripts understand the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahlab
Ahlab [äˊlăb] (Heb. ˒aḥlāḇ “fat, fruitful”). A town in the territory of Asher from which the Israelites were unable to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants (Judg. 1:31); the Helbah mentioned in the same verse is a duplication of this name (thus omitted in JB). Mahalab (Heb. mēḥeḇel; BH maḥalēḇ),
Helbah
Helbah [hĕlˊbə] (Heb. ḥelbâ).† A town in the territorial allotment of Asher, the Canaanite inhabitants of which the Israelites were unable to expel (Judg. 1:31). The name is thought to be a duplication of Ahlab in the same verse (thus JB omits) and may be identified with Mahalab (modern Khirbet
Mahalab
Mahalab [māˊə lăb].* Of the several proposals concerning interpretation of the last two words of Josh. 19:29 (Heb. mēḥeḇel ˒aḵzîḇâ), that most commonly accepted emends the text to read (û)maḥalēḇ (we)˒aḵzîḇ “(and) Mahalab (and) Achzib” (so BH, BHS, RSV, JB; cf. NEB “Mehalbeh,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahlab
Ah´lab (fertile), a city of Asher from which the Canaanites were not driven out. Judg. 1:31.
Helbah
Hel´bah (fertile), a town of Asher, probably on the plain of Phœnicia, not far from Sidon. Judges 1:31.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahlab
AH´LAB (ahʹlāb; “fertile”). A town of Asher, whose inhabitants the Israelites were unable to expel (Judg. 1:31). It has not been identified successfully.
Helbah
HEL´BAH (helʹba; “fatness”). A town of Asher not far from Sidon, and one of the places from which the Canaanites were not expelled (Judg. 1:31). Identified with Mahalib of the Assyrian monuments, four miles NE of Tyre. It still exists in the village of Halbun, a place with many ruins eighteen miles N
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