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Dictionaries :: Jattir

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Jattir:

pre-eminent, a city in the mountains of Judah (Jos 15:48; 21:14).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Jattir:

a remnant; excellent

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Jattir:

jat'-er (yattir, and yattir): A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in conjunction with Shamir and Socoh (Jos 15:48); one of the cities given to the "children of Aaron the priest" (Jos 21:14; 1Ch 6:57). David after his victory over the Amalekites sent a present of the spoil from Ziklag "to them that were in Jattir" (1Sa 30:27).

It is now Khirbet ‘Attir, an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dhariyeh and 20 miles Southeast of Belt Jibrin. This must Correspond to the "very large village Jethira" which is mentioned in Eusebius, Onomasticon (119 27; 133 3; 134 24, etc.) as 20 miles Southeast of Eleutheropolis (i.e. Beit Jibrin). The site is full of caves. See PEF, III, 408, Sh XXV.

Written by E. W. G. Masterman

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Jattir:

(pre‐eminent) a town of Judah in the mountain districts (Joshua 15:48) one of the group containing Socho, Eshtemoa, etc. See also (Joshua 21:14; 1 Samuel 30:27; 1 Chronicles 6:57). By Robinson it is identified with 'Attir, six miles north of Molada and ten miles south of Hebron.

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