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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Jabneel

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1. On the northern boundary of Judah, near the sea (Joshua 15:11); Josephus (Ant. 5:1, section 22) assigns it to Daniel That tribe and the Philistines were in constant warfare for the towns in the lowland. So in 2 Chronicles 26:6 it was in the Philistines' possession, and had its wall broken down by Uzziah. Its harbour, like that of Ascalon and Gaza, was called Majumas, "the place on the sea." it had a school of learned doctors at the time of the fall of Jerusalem. The burial place of Gamaliel, according to Jewish tradition. Under the crusaders it was called Ibelin, and gave a title to a line of counts. Now Yebna or Ibna, 11 miles S. of Jaffa, four from Akir (Ekron).

2. A landmark on Naphtali' s boundary (Joshua 19:33); in the hills N.W. of the lake of Galilee.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Jabneel'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/j/jabneel.html. 1949.

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