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Libnah


Lib’nah (whitness).

1. A royal city of the Canaanites which lay in the southwest part of the Holy Land, taken by Joshua immediately after the rout of Beth-horon. It was near Lachish, west of Makkedah. It was appropriated with its “suburbs” to the priests. Josh. 21:13; 1 Chron. 6:57. In the reign of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat it “revolted” from Judah at the same time with Edom. 2 Kings 8:22; 2 Chron. 21:10. Probably the modern Ayak el-Menshiyeh.

2. One of the stations at which the Israelites encamped on their journey between the wilderness of Sinai and Kadesh. Num. 33:20, 21.