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Khirbet El-Kom
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Khirbet el-Qom). The site of the longest Hebrew tomb inscription from the Old Testament period, mentioning “Yahweh and his Asherah.” Khirbet el-Kom is the site of origin for at least six inscriptions written in epigraphic Hebrew. The main inscription’s reference to “Yahweh and his Asherah” suggests some form of syncretism between the worship of Yahweh and Canaanite religious customs, though the exact nature of that syncretism is debated.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khirbet El-Kom
Kom, Khirbet El- (Khirbet el-Qom). The site of the longest Hebrew tomb inscription from the Old Testament period, mentioning “Yahweh and his Asherah.” Khirbet el-Kom is the site of origin for at least six inscriptions written in epigraphic Hebrew. The main inscription’s reference to “Yahweh and his Asherah”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kom, Khirbet El-
KOM, KHIRBET EL- (M.R. 146104). A strategically important fortified town-site in the Judean hill country, W. of Hebron, situated at the head of the small Wâdī eṣ-Ṣaffar near the Wâdī Qubeibeh (Naḥal Lachish), one of the main access routes from the coastal plain to Hebron and the central hill country.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
QOM, KHIRBET EL
QOM, KHIRBET EL. Khirbet El-Qom, probably biblical Makkedah, is a small site 12 mi. west of Hebron at the juncture of the Judean foothills and the inner mouth of the Lachish Valley. It was excavated in 1968–71 by William G. Dever in a salvage project designed to stop robbing of a vast Iron Age cemetery.