Chezib (Place)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Achzib of Judah
Achzib of Judah (אַכְזִיב‎, akhziv). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chezib (Place)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chezib. Alternate name for Achzib, a city in Judah’s territory, in Genesis 38:5.See Achzib #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chezib [Heb. kezîḇ] (Gen. 38:5); NEB mg KEZIB. The town in which Shua bore Judah a son Shelah (see Achzib 1). Where the RSV reads “she was in Chezib,” the NEB emends the text to read “she ceased to bear children.”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KEZIB Alternate name for Aczib, a city in Judah’s territory, in Genesis 38:5. See Aczib #1.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Chezib [kēˊzĭb] (Heb. kezîḇ). A place (so MT) where the daughter of Shua gave birth to Shelah (Gen. 38:5; NIV “Kezib”). The NEB, following LXX chasbí (which understands the Hebrew term as a derivative of kāzaḇ “to stop flowing”; cf. Isa. 58:11; Jer. 15:18), translates here “she ceased
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Che´zib (lying), a name which occurs but once, Gen. 38:5; probably the same as Achzib.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CHE´ZIB (keʹzib; “deceitful”), Ke´zib (NIV). A town in which Judah was when Shelah, his third son, was born (Gen. 38:5); probably the same as Achzib.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chezibdeceitful, a town where Shelah, the son of Judah, was born (Gen. 38:5). Probably the same as Achzib (q.v.).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHASEBA<kas’-e-ba> ([Χασεβά, Chaseba]): The name of a family of temple-servants in the list of those who returned from Babylon (1 Esdras 5:31). The name is not given in the parallel passages in Ezra and Nehemiah.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CHEZIB (Kə zēbʹ) Place-name meaning “deceiving.” Birthplace of Shelah, son of Judah and Shuah, a Canaanite (Gen. 38:5). Chezib is probably the same as Achzib. See Achzib.
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