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Zeboim

Meaning: gazelles or roes

also known as: Zeboiim

This was the name of 3 biblical places.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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