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Libnah

Libnah [N] [E] [H]

(whiteness ).

  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. ( Joshua 21:13 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 ) In the reign of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat it "revolted" form Judah at the same time with Edom. ( 2 Kings 8:22 ; 2 Chronicles 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. ( Numbers 33:20 Numbers 33:21 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Libnah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.