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A town between Asher and Zebulun, assigned to the tribe of Asher following the conquest of Canaan. Also the name of a district northwest of Galilee that contained 20 cities given to Hiram by Solomon (Josh 19:27; 1 Kgs 9:10–13; compare Josephus, Life 43).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CABUL (PLACE) [Heb kābûl (כָּבוּל)]. A town in the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:27; 1 Kgs 9:13). Cabul is of great importance for the understanding of the topography of the territory of the tribe of Asher because it is the only place, the name of which has been retained in a modern place name, that is undoubtedly
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cabul. 1. Asherite town near Mt Carmel on the border between Israel and Tyre (Jos 19:27).2. Territory given to Hiram king of Tyre by Solomon in exchange for a gift of 120,000 talents of gold for completion of the temple. Hiram, not impressed with this northern Galilean province (1 Kgs 9:13, 14), later
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cabul kā̀bəl [Heb. kāḇûl; Gk. B Chōbamasomel, A Chabōl apó aristerṓn].
1. A city in the territory assigned to Asher following the conquest under Joshua (Josh. 19:27). Represented by modern Kabul, the hill town is located about 10 mi (16 km) ENE of Mt. Carmel, overlooking the maritime plain.
Land of Cabul
2. The name given by Hiram king of Tyre to a Galilean district containing twenty cities given to him by Solomon (1 K. 9:13). Cabul may have been the governing city of the district; or by popular etymology (keḇal, “as old, as worn out”), Hiram was complaining about Solomon’s gift when compared with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CABUL1. Asherite town near Mt Carmel on the border between Israel and Tyre (Jos 19:27).2. Territory given to Hiram, king of Tyre, by Solomon in exchange for a gift of 120 talents (9,000 pounds, 4 metric tons) of gold for completion of the temple. Hiram, not impressed with this northern Galilean province
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CABUL1. A village in the borderland between Asher and Zebulun, about ten miles NE of Mount Carmel, in the Galilean hills (Josh 19:27).2. A region embracing 20 villages given to Hiram of Tyre by King Solomon (1 Kgs 9:10–13). Hiram was displeased with the gift, calling it “Cabul,” by some taken to mean
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CABUL. Identified with Horvat Rosh Zayit, 1–5 km from mod. village of Kabul, 13 km SE of Acco. Excavations since 1988 have found Iron Age II buildings and a later fortress marking the border between Phoenicia and Israel. It was a frontier village exchanged by Solomon’s treaty with Hiram of Tyre (1 Ki.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cabul (Heb. kāḇûl)1. A border town located in the territory of Asher (Josh. 19:27). It is generally associated with the modern Arab town of Kabul (170252) in lower Galilee, ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) SE of Acre. Cabul is the only ancient eastern border town in the territory of the tribe of Asher that retains
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
CABUL A town in the territory of Asher (Josh. 19:27), which gave its name to the surrounding region. Solomon gave Hiram, King of Tyre, 20 towns in the land of Cabul in return for timber and as payment for the skilled workers from Tyre who were employed in the building of the Temple (1 Kgs. 9:11–13).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CA´BUL (kaʹbul; perhaps “sterile, worthless”), i.e., fettered land (Heb. kebel, “a fetter”).1. A city on the E border of Asher, at its N side (Josh. 19:27), probably identical with the village of Kabul, nine miles SE of Acre.2. A district of Galilee, containing twenty “cities,” which Solomon gave to