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Strong's #3521 - כָּבוּל

Root Word (Etymology)
from the same as (H3525) in the sense of limitation
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Cabul = “binding”

1) a city on the border of Asher and located approx 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Akko; modern ‘Kabul’

2) a district in Galilee given by Solomon to Hiram and contemptuously called ‘Cabul’ by Hiram

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
NAS (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
CSB (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
BSB (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
ESV (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
WEB (2)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 כָּבוּל proper name, of a location 1. city on border of Asher Joshua 19:27, modern Kâbûl, 4h. (9 miles) southeast from Akko, Rob BR iii, 88 Guérin Galatians , i. 422f.

2אֶרֶץ כָּבוּל district in Galilee 1 Kings 9:13 containing 20 cities given by Solomon to Hiram (popular etymology possibly כּ as + בֻּל = בַּל not, i.e. as good as nothing, compare 1 Kings 9:12, so Ew Th; Klo conjectures ארץ גָּלִיל), Buhl Geogr. § 116.

כבל (√ of following = bind; Late Hebrew כָּבַל bind, כֶּבֶל fetter; Aramaic כְּבַל id., כַּבְלָא id., , ; Arabic bind, fetter).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כָּבוּל [Cabul], pr.n.

(1) of a region in Galilee, containing twenty cities, given by Solomon to Hiram, 1 Kings 9:13. Josephus, in Ant. viii. 5, § 3, probably making a conjecture from the context, says μεθερμηνευόμενον γὰρ τὸ Χαβαλὼν, κατὰ Φοινίκων γλῶτταν οὐκ ἀρέσκον σημαίνει: but this meaning can scarcely rest on etymological grounds, and perhaps כָּבוּל is the same as גְּבוּל bound, limit. The Arabian geographers mention, in the province of Safad, in that region, a fortress called Cabûl كابول see Rosenüller, Analecta Arabica, iii. page 20.

(2) of a town in the tribe of Asher, Joshua 19:27.

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List of Word Forms
כָּב֔וּל כָּב֖וּל כבול kā·ḇūl kāḇūl kaVul
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