gathering of God, a city in the extreme south of Judah, near to Idumaea ( Joshua 15:21 ), the birthplace of Benaiah, one of David's chief warriors ( 2 Samuel 23:20 ; 1 Chronicles 11:22 ). It was called also Jekabzeel ( Nehemiah 11:25 ), after the Captivity.
the congregation of God
kab'-ze-el, kab'-zel (kabhtse'el "(whom) God collects"):
One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South (Negeb) (Joshua 15:21). It was the native place of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, one of David's mighty men (2 Samuel 23:20; 1 Chronicles 11:22). "Jekabzeel and the villages thereof," one of the places re-inhabited by the men of Judah (Nehemiah 11:25), appears to be the same place. The site is unknown.
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