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Meaning: city of books

Joshua 15:15; same as Kirjath-sannah, now represented by the valley of ed-Dhaberiyeh, southwest of Hebron

The name of this town is an evidence that the Canaanites were acquainted with writing and books. “The town probably contained a noted school, or was the site of an oracle and the residence of some learned priest.” The “books” were probably engraved stones or bricks.