Libnah (of Simeon)
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An important Levitical city Joshua allotted to the tribes of Judah and Simeon. The city was attacked by Sennacherib during the time of Hezekiah, king of Judah (2 Kgs 19:8).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LIBNAH (PLACE) [Heb libnâ (לִבְנָה)]. The second levitical city in the Judah/Simeon list. There are no Hebrew textual variations in either Josh 21:13 or in 1 Chr 6:42 [—Eng 6:57]. The first reference to Libnah in the biblical record is in the conquest narratives. Libnah was one of the towns in the S
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. A town in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:42) that Joshua captured (10:29–31; 12:15). It also appears in the list of Levitical cities given to the descendants of Aaron (21:13; 1 Ch. 6:57 [MT 42]). Libnah joined the rebellious Edomites in a revolt against Jehoram king of Judah (2 K. 8:22), apparently
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LIBNAH. A town in the Shephelah or foothills of Palestine, on the border of Judah and Philistia. Its name, which means “whiteness,” may be derived from nearby white cliffs. It was one of the towns taken by Joshua in his conquest of Canaan (Josh 10:29–32). Libnah was in the territory of Judah (Josh 15:42),
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LIBNAH (Heb. liḇnâh). 1. An important town in the Shephelah, taken by Joshua and assigned to the priests (Jos. 10:29f., 15:42, 21:13), revolted from Jehoram (2 Ki. 8:22); besieged by Sennacherib (2 Ki. 19:8, 35); the birthplace of Josiah’s wife Hamutal. The identification by Bliss and Macalister with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Libnah (Heb. liḇnâ)1. A place of unknown location in the Sinai Peninsula that was a stopping point for the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to Canaan (Num. 33:20–21).2. A city conquered by Joshua in his campaign through the Shephelah (Josh. 10:29–39) and the seat of one of the defeated Canaanite
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
LIBNAH a) A Canaanite town in the Plain conquered by Joshua (Josh. 10:29–30) and given to the priests, also a city of refuge (Josh. 21:13). It resisted the onslaught of Sennacherib (2 Kgs. 19:8). Eusebius (Onom. 120:25) mentions a village by the name of Lobana on the border of Beth-Gubrin. Identified
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LIBNAH The name of two places mentioned in the Old Testament.1. A place in the desert used as an encampment by the Israelites (Num 33:20).2. A Levitical city in Judah (Josh 21:13). It was conquered by Joshua (Josh 10:29) and allotted to Judah (Josh 15:42). During the reign of Jehoram, the city revolted