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(ach' zihb) or ACZIB (NIV) Place name meaning, “deceitful.” 1. Town in southern Judah, perhaps modern Tel el-Beida near Lachish (Joshua 15:44 ). Micah 1:14 makes a wordplay using Achzib, literally the houses of deceitfulness will be deceitful. 2. A border town of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ) which the Israelite tribe could not conquer (Judges 1:31 ). It may be modern Tel Akhziv, near Acco.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Achzib'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/achzib.html. 1991.
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