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Meaning: falsehood.

The name of 2 biblical cities.

  1. Achzib, a town in the Shephelah, or plain country of Judah (Joshua 15:44)

    probably the same as Chezib of Genesis 38:5 = Ain Kezbeh

  2. Achzib, a Phoenician city (the Greek: Ecdippa), always retained in their possession though assigned to the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:29; Judges 1:31)

    It is identified with the modern es-Zib, on the Mediterranean, about 8 miles north of Accho.