And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,
1 Samuel 30:
in Bethel, and to them
in south Ramoth, and to them
1 Chronicles 6:
And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely
, Hebron, the city
of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
Holman Bible Dictionary
(jat' tuhr) Place name meaning, “the remainder.” Town in the hills of the tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:48 ). David gave some of war booty from victory over Amalekites to Jattir (1 Samuel 30:27 ). Joshua reserved it for the Levites (Joshua 20:14 ). It was located near modern khirbet Attir about thirteen miles south southwest of Hebron and fourteen miles northeast of Beersheba.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A town in the hills of Judah (Joshua 15:48), one of the nine allotted to the sons of Aaron (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57). David sent presents there, from the Amalekite spoil (1 Samuel 30:27). Now 'Attir, 10 miles S. of Hebron. The Ithrites Ira and Gareb were probably from Jattir.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JATTIR . A town of Judah in the southern mountains, a Levitical city ( Joshua 15:48 ; Joshua 21:14 , 1 Chronicles 6:42 ). It was one of the cities to whose elders David sent of the spoil from Ziklag ( 1 Samuel 30:27 ). Its site is the ruin ‘AttÃ®r , N.E. of Beersheba, on a hill spur close to the southern desert.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City in the highlands of Judah, allotted to the priests. Joshua 15:48 ; Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 . Identified with ruins at Attir, 31 22' N, 35 E.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
A remnant; excellent
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pre-eminent, a city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:48 ; 21:14 ).
- Possibly, however, the text of 2 Samuel 23:1-39 and 1 Chronicles 11:1-47 should be pointed ‘the Jattir
ite ,’ i. an inhabitant of Jattir
(mentioned in 1 Samuel 30:27 as one of David’s haunts) in the hill-country of Judah ( Joshua 15:48 ; Joshua 21:14 ). See Jattir
- ( 2 Samuel 23:38 ; 1 Chronicles 11:40 ) They may have come from Jattir
, in the mountains of Judah
was in the mountains of Judah, one of David's "haunts," where he had "friends" to whom he sent of the Amalekite spoils (1 Samuel 30:26-27; 1 Samuel 30:31)
- The Ithrites Ira and Gareb were probably from Jattir
- David gave some of war booty from victory over Amalekites to Jattir
(1 Samuel 30:27 )
- of Jattir
, a town in the mountainous region of Judah, which David haunted in the time of Saul's persecution, and to which he sent presents for his friends from the Amalekite spoil (1 Samuel 30:27)
- Another Socoh (apparently) is mentioned in Joshua 15:48 , along with Jattir