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Zeboim

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Gazelles or roes.
  • One of the "five cities of the plain" of Sodom, generally coupled with Admah (Genesis 10:19; 14:2; Deuteronomy 29:23; Hosea 11:8 ). It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the plain.

  • A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:18 ). It was probably the ravine now bearing the name Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or "ravine of the hyena," north of Jericho.

  • A place mentioned only in Nehemiah 11:34 , inhabited by the Benjamites after the Captivity.

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Zeboim'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/z/zeboim.html. 1897.

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