And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:
Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:
Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be
a lie to the kings of Israel.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A city of Asher, from which, however, the Jews were unable to expel the Canaanites, Judges 1:31 . It was afterwards called by the Greeks, Ecdippa, and is now named Zib; it lay on the seacoast, ten miles north of Acre.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. City of Judah, Joshua 15:44 ; Micah 1:14 : probably the same that is called elsewhere CHEZIB and perhaps CHOZEBA. Identified with Ain Kezbeh, 31 42' N, 35 E.
2. City in the lot of Asher, but from which the inhabitants were not driven out. Joshua 19:29 ; Judges 1:31 . Identified with ez-Zib, a town on the Mediterranean coast, 33 3' N, 35 6' E.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A town in the Shephelah, or plain country of Judah (Joshua 15:44 ); probably the same as Chezib of Genesis 38:5 = Ain Kezbeh.
A Phoenician city (the Gr. 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.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ACHZIB . 1 . A town in Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ), from which the natives could not be dislodged ( Judges 1:31 ): it lay on the coast between Acre and Tyre. The early geographers called it Ekdippa ; now ez-Zib . 2 . In the S. of the Shephelah ( Joshua 15:44 ), near Mareshah. Micah 1:14 predicts that Achzib shall be to the kings of Judah achzab (‘deceptive’), a stream whose waters fail when most needed (cf. Jeremiah 15:18 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ach' zihb) or ACZIB (NIV) Place name meaning, “deceitful.” 1. Town in southern Judah, perhaps modern Tel el-Beida near Lachish (Joshua 15:44 ). Micah 1:14 makes a wordplay using Achzib, literally the houses of deceitfulness will be deceitful. 2. A border town of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ) which the Israelite tribe could not conquer (Judges 1:31 ). It may be modern Tel Akhziv, near Acco.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
a city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in the tribe of Asher, and one of the cities out of which that tribe did not expel the inhabitants, Judges 1:31 . It was called Ecdippa by the Greeks, and is at present termed Zib. It is situated about ten miles north of Accho, or Ptolemais. Mr. Buckingham, who passed by this place, says that it is small, and situated on a hill near the sea; having a few palm trees rearing themselves above its dwellings.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Achzib (ăk'zib), deceit. 1. Joshua 19:29. A city of the tribe of Asher. Judges 1:31. Its present name is Zib. It is found near the sea coast, ten or twelve miles north of Ptolemais, and was visited by Buckingham in 1816. 2. Joshua 15:44, and Micah 1:14. A town of Judah.
- Chezib is probably the same as Achzib
. See Achzib
- Same as Achzib
- COZEBA , 1 Chronicles 4:22 = Achzib
- (1 Chronicles 4:22 ) Perhaps the same as Achzib
- (lying ), a name which occurs but once, ( Genesis 38:5 ) probably the same as Achzib
- Probably the same as Achzib
- Probably the same as Achzib
. Micah 1:14 predicts that Achzib
shall be to the kings of Judah achzab (‘deceptive’), a stream whose waters fail when most needed (cf
- (1 Chronicles 4:22 ), the same as Chezib and Achzib
, a place in the lowlands of Judah (Genesis 38:5 ; Joshua 15:44 )
- Probably the same as CHEZIB, Genesis 38:5 , and Achzib
,Joshua 15:44 ; Micah 1:14
- of Achzib
, about 13 miles N
- Micah 1:14 makes a wordplay using Achzib
, literally the houses of deceitfulness will be deceitful
- of Achzib
on the hills
- of Achzib
which is said to bear the name Khan DÃ¢niÃ¢n ; but this identification, although accepted by Conder, has not made headway
- A city of Judah in the ShephÃ§lah, named with Nezib and Achzib
( Joshua 15:44 )
- The province allotted to this tribe was a maritime one, stretching along the coast from Sidon on the north to Mount Carmel on the south; including the cities Abdon, Achshaph, Accho, Achzib
, Sarepta, Sidon, and Tyre
- Matthew plays on similar sounds, as Micah on Achzib
(Micah 1:14) and Ekron (Micah 2:4)
- The portion near Zidon, Dor, Accho, Ahlab, Achzib
, Helbah, Aphik, Rehob, they never made themselves masters of (Judges 1:31-32; Joshua 19:24-31; Joshua 17:10-11
- It was doubtless intended that their west border should have been the Great Sea, but we read that they did not drive out the inhabitants of Accho, Zidon, Ahlab, Achzib
, Helbah, Aphik and Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites
The extent of the country may be roughly determined by its chief cities Arvad or Arados, on the island now called Ruad, eighty miles north of Sidon, Simyra, Arka, Gebal or Byblos, Biruta on the site of the modern Beyrout, Sidon, Sarepta, Tyre, Achzib
, and Acco. Sennacherib (705 681) records the submission of Sidon, Sarepta, Achzib
, and Acco ( KIB [Note: IB Keilinschriftliche Bibliothek
- (See APHRAH; BETHEZEL; MAROTH; Achzib