Morrish Bible Dictionary
City in Canaan, the inhabitants of which Asher failed to drive out. Judges 1:31 . It has been identified with el-Jish, 33 2' N, 35 26' E.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fatness, a town of Asher lying within the unconquered Phoenician border (Judges 1:31 ), north-west of the Sea of Galilee; commonly identified with Giscala, now el-Jish.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city of Asher, whence the Canaanites were not driven out (Judges 1:31). More recently Gush Chaleb, or Giscala, whence came John, son of Levi, leader in the siege of Jerusalem; said to be the birthplace of Paul's parents. Now Eljish, near Safed, in the hills N.W. of the lake of Tiberias.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
AHLAB . A city of Asher ( Judges 1:31 ). The site has been Identified with the later Gush Halab or Giscala , now el-JÃ®sh in Upper Galilee; but this is, of course, uncertain.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(eh' lab) Place name meaning, “mountain forest” or “fertile.” Probably located at Khirbet el-Macalib on the Mediterranean coast four miles above Tyre. The tribe of Asher could not conquer it (Judges 1:31 ).
- Some have seen this as an inadvertant copying of Ahlab
- 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