Chephirah

Chephirah [N] [H] [S]

village, one of the four cities of the Gibeonitish Hivites with whom Joshua made a league ( 9:17 ). It belonged to Benjamin. It has been identified with the modern Kefireh, on the west confines of Benjamin, about 2 miles west of Ajalon and 11 from Jerusalem.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Chephirah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Chephirah [N] [E] [S]

a little lioness
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Chephirah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Chephirah [N] [E] [H]

(the hamlet ), one of the four cities of the Gibeonites, ( Joshua 9:17 ) named afterwards among the towns of Benjamin. ( Ezra 2:25 ; Nehemiah 7:29 )


[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 'Chephirah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

CHEPHIRAH

ke-fi'-ra (ha-kephirah; Codex Vaticanus, Kapheira (Joshua 9); Codex Alexandrinus has Chepheira, Codex Vaticanus has kai Pheira (Joshua 18)):

One of the cities of the Hivites who by guile made alliance with Israel (Joshua 9:17). It was in the lot of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26), and was reoccupied after the return from Babylon (Ezra 2:25; Nehemiah 7:29). It is represented by the modern Kefireh, to the Southwest of Gibeon, and North of Karyat el-`Anab. It stands on high ground, with many ancient remains.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHEPHIRAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.