The first of these is a well known city, which David saved from the hands of the Philistines, ( 1 Samuel 23:1 ) In Jerom's time it was a little village to the east of Eleutheropolis, about eight miles from it, as you go to Hebron; in which was shown the sepulchre of the Prophet Habakkuk F2.
is said to be on the borders of Asher, ( Joshua 19:29 ) , and is supposed the same with Chezib, ( Genesis 38:5 ) ; and the Ecdippa of Josephus and others, and now called Zib; (See Gill on Micah 1:14);
Jerom says F3, only the ruins of it were to be seen two miles from Eleutheropolis:
nine cities with their villages;
which is just their number.
F2 De loc. Heb. fol. 90. A.
F3 lbid. fol. 93. E.