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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Zeboim, Valley of

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("hyenas".)

1. A ravine (E. of Michmash) toward which the border looked, by way of which one company of Philistine marauders went. Zeboim lay "toward the wilderness" (the uncultivated mountain sides between the central district of Benjamin and the Jordan valley). The path from Jericho to Mukhmas (Michmash) runs up a gorge called by an exactly equivalent name, Shuk ed Dubba, "ravine of the hyena" (1 Samuel 13:18).

2. Ζeboim (without the Hebrew 'Αyin ( ע ) means "gazelles"; one of the four cities of the plain; destroyed with Sodom, Gomorrha, and Admah (Genesis 10:19; Genesis 14:2; Deuteronomy 29:23; Hosea 11:8). Shemeber was its king.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Zeboim, Valley of'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/z/zeboim-valley-of.html. 1949.

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