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Jattir
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jattir
Jattir (יַתִּיר‎, yattir). The third in a list of cities that the tribes of Judah and Simeon gave to the Levites (Josh 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). Additionally, Jattir is listed in Judah’s allotment of cities (Josh 15:48). David sent some of the spoils from his victory against the Amalekites to an elder in Jattir
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jattir (Place)
JATTIR (PLACE) [Heb yattı̂r (יַתִּיר)]. The third Levitical city in the Judah/Simeon list. There are no Hebrew variations in either the Joshua (21:14) or 1 Chronicles (6:42—Eng 6:57) account. Besides being mentioned in the 2 Levitical city lists, Jattir appears in the allotment to Judah (Josh 15:48).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jattir
Jattir. Town in the hill country of Judah given to the Levites (Jos 15:48; 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). David sent spoils from his victory over the Amalekites to Jattir (1 Sm 30:27). It is identified with modern Khirbet ‛Attir, 13 miles southeast of Hebron.See Levitical Cities.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jattir
Jattir jatʹer [Heb. yattîr]. A Levitical town (Josh. 21:14; 1 Ch. 6:57 [MT 42]) in the hill country of Judah midway between Hebron and Beer-sheba, mentioned with Shamir and Socoh (Josh. 15:48). After his victory over the Amalekites David sent a present from the booty to the inhabitants of Jattir (1
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jattir
JATTIR Town in the hill country of Judah given to the Levites (Jos 15:48; 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). David sent spoils from his victory over the Amalekites to Jattir (1 Sm 30:27). It is identified with modern Khirbet ‘Attir, 13 miles (21 kilometers) southeast of Hebron.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jattir
Jattir (jat´uhr), a hill-country village assigned to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:48) and allocated to levitical descendants of Aaron (Josh. 21:14; 1 Chron. 6:57). Residents received part of the war spoils from David after his victory over the Amalekites at Ziklag (1 Sam. 30:27). Consensus identifies
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jattir
JATTIR. A Levitical city in the southern mountains of Judah (Josh 15:48; 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). It was one of the cities which shared in David’s spoil from Ziklag (1 Sam 30:27). The site is identified as Khirbet ’Attir, about 13 miles SSW of Hebron.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jattir
JATTIR (Heb. yattir). Hurvat Yatir (Khirbet Attir) on the SW escarpment of the Hills of Judah, 21 km from Hebron; assigned to the priests (Jos. 21:14). David shared the spoils of the Amalekites with its inhabitants (1 Sa. 30:27).J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jattir
Jattir (Heb. yattɩ̂r)A levitical city of Judah located in the hill country of Debir (Josh. 15:48; 21:14; 1 Chr. 6:57 [MT 42]). After David’s victory over the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:19), he shared some of the spoils with the people of Jattir (v. 27). The town has been identified traditionally with Khirbet
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jattir
Jattir [jătˊər] Heb. yattîr “surpassing [?]”). A levitical city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:48; 21:14; 1 Chr. 6:57 [MT 42]), to which David sent a portion of the booty he had seized from the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:27). According to Eusebius, Jattir was an important Byzantine Christian
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jattir
JATTIR A Levitical city in the south of the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:48; 21:14). It was the birth-place of two of David’s mighty men, Ira and Gareb (2 Sam. 23:38; Authorized Version: ‘Ithrite’) and David sent presents there after his victory over the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:27). In the late Roman period
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jattir
Jat´tir (pre-eminent), a town of Judah in the mountain districts, Josh. 15:48, one of the group containing Socho, Eshtemoa, etc. See also Josh. 21:14; 1 Sam. 30:27; 1 Chron. 6:57. By Robinson it is identified with ’Attir, six miles north of Molada and ten miles south of Hebron.
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