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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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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