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Kirjath Sannah

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("city of palms" (Gesenius), "city of doctrine" (Bochart).) It was in the mountains of Judah, not the usual habitat of palms, rather it was the Canaanite center of religious teaching (Joshua 15:49) KIRJATH SANNAH or KIRJATH SEPHER, "city of a book." Joshua took it and slew its king and inhabitants (Joshua 10:38-39; Joshua 12:13). It was then called also Debir (an inner place, namely, among the mountains) in the center of Judah, not the Debit on the N.E. frontier (Joshua 15:7; Joshua 15:15-16; Joshua 11:21;Joshua 21:15; Judges 1:11-12). Assigned to the priests. Possibly now Dewirban on a hill an hour's distance W. from Hebron; but more probably Dhoheriyeh: see Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January, 1875, p. 48.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Kirjath Sannah'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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