Meaning: gazelles or roes
also known as: Zeboiim
This was the name of 3 biblical places.
Zeboim, near Sodom
This is one of the “five cities of the plain” of Sodom, generally coupled with Admah (Genesis 10:19; 14:2; Deuteronomy 29:23; Hos. 11:8).
It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the plain.
Zeboim, near Gibeah
This is a valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in the Tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:18).
It was probably the ravine now bearing the name Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or “ravine of the hyena,” north of Jericho.
Zeboim, mentioned by Nehemiah
This place is mentioned only in Nehemiah 11:34. It was inhabited by the Benjamites after the Captivity.
Article Version: July 12, 2021