Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin,
according to their families, were Jericho
Which though destroyed, and not to be rebuilt as a city, was yet a place inhabited, and in future times was rebuilt, and in great splendour, and continued to the time of Christ; of which see ( Joshua 2:1 ) ;
and the valley of Keziz;
or Emekkeziz; so the Greek version calls it Amecasis: it is highly probable it was in the valley or plain of Jericho, and perhaps might have its name from the incision of the balsam tree there; which, as Pliny F14 says, was cut with glass or a stone, or with knives made of bone; if cut with iron, it kills it.
F14 Nat. Hist. l. 12. c. 25.