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(Heb. Dabbe'sheth, דִּבֶּשֶׁת, a camel's hump, as in Isaiah 30:6, q. d. Camel- hump Hill; Sept. Δαβασθέ, Alex. Δαβασθαί, Vat. Βαιθάραβα ; Vulg. Debbaseth), a place on the boundary-line of the tribe of Zebulon, between Maralah and Jokneam (Joshua 19:11; see Keil, Comment. in loc.); apparently the modern Jebata, which seems likewise to correspond to one of the places named Gabatha (Euseb. Γαβαά and Γαβαθά ), located, by Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Gabathon) near Diocaesarea, in the plain of Legio (Robinson, Researches, 3, 201, whose map places it east of Uknufis, apparently by an error; see Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 1-10). It was again visited by Dr. Robinson (Later Res. p. 113), but is not described by him (comp. Ritter, Erdkunde, 16:748). Knobel suggests (Jos. Erklart, p. 458) that the name in the Onomasticon may have arisen from a Hebrew epithet (גּבְעִת, i.e. Gibeath, q. d. the hill of the plain), a view which its isolation from the camel ridge seems to confirm (Ritter, 16:700), although the modern village seems to be upon a very slight, if any eminence.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Dabbasheth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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