Debir (above Achor Valley)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DEBIR (PLACE) [Heb dĕbı̂r (דְּבִיר)]. Three towns mentioned in the OT bear this name.1. A town in the S hill country of Judah listed in the roster of cities that Joshua captured and utterly destroyed (Josh 10:38–39). It was governed by a king (10:39; 12:13). Joshua 15 preserves the tradition that Othniel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Debir (Place). 1. Canaanite city originally held by the Anakim before being conquered by the Israelites (Jos 11:21; 15:15). There are two accounts of the conquest of Debir (Jos 10:38, 39; 15:13–17). One of these lists Joshua as the conqueror, and the other lists Othniel as the conqueror (by request of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DEBIR (Place)1. Canaanite city originally held by the Anakim before being conquered by the Israelites (Jos 11:21; 15:15). There are two accounts of the conquest of Debir (10:38–39; 15:13–17). One of these lists Joshua as the conqueror, and the other lists Othniel as the conqueror (by request of Caleb).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Debir (dee´buhr; Heb., possibly “back part”).1 A king of Eglon who joined the Amorite confederation trying to stop Joshua (Josh. 10:3).2 Part of the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:7), probably Thoghret ed-Debr, “pass of Debir,” ten miles east of Jerusalem and about eight miles southwest of Jericho.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DEBIR. A name given to a king and to three cities in Canaan. The word may mean “innermost room of a shrine,” then, “sacred city,” and ultimately may have been substituted for an older name, just as Zion (“citadel”) became synonymous with Jerusalem.1. A king of Eglon according to the Heb. MT (Josh 10:3).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DEBIR. (Heb. debîr). 1. A city on the S side of the Judaean hills, held by Anakim before the Israelite invasion, then by Kenizzites (Jos. 10:38; 11:21; 15:15= Jdg. 1:11). A levitical town (Jos. 21:15). In Jos. 15:49 it is equated with Kiriath-sanna; since the Achsah story recalls Kiriath-sepher as the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Debir (Heb. dĕḇɩ̂r) (PLACE) (also LIDEBIR, LO-DEBAR)1. A city in the southern hill country of Judah, cited in the Joshua conquest narrative (Josh. 10:38–39). It has been identified tentatively with Khirbet Rabûd (1515.0933), 13 km. (ca. 8 mi.) SSW of Hebron. The site was first suggested by Kurt Galling,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
DEBIR [dēˊbər] (Heb. deḇîr “back part” or deḇir “remote village”) (PLACE).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
DEBIR An ancient Canaanite city whose former name was Kirjath-Sepher (Josh. 15:15; Judg. 1:11). The city was conquered by Othniel, the son of Kenaz (Judg. 1:13), and its ruler was one of the Canaanite kings vanquished by Joshua (Josh. 12:13). It was later one of the cities of Judah (Josh. 15:49) and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
DEBIR Known originally as Kiriath-sepher (Josh 15:15; Judg 1:11), a town in southern Judah; probably modern Tell Beit Mirsim. Debir was inhabited by the Anakim at the time of the Israelite invasion (Josh 11:21) and was included in the list of cities captured and destroyed by Joshua (Josh 10:38–39). Othniel,