a town in the "plain" of Judah. It has been identified with Beit Nuzib, about 14 miles south-west of Jerusalem, in the Wady Sur ( Joshua 15:43 ).
(garrison, pillar ), a city of Judah, ( Joshua 15:43 ) only, in the district of the Shefelah or lowland, one of the same group with Keilah and Mareshah. To Eusebius and Jerome it was evidently known. They place it on the road between Eleutheropolis and Hebron, seven or nine miles from the former, and there it still stands under the almost identical name of Beit Nusib or Chirbeh Nasib .
ne'-zib (netsibh; Codex Vaticanus Naseib; Codex Alexandrinus Nesib):
A town in the Judean Shephelah, mentioned along with Keilah and Mareshah (Joshua 15:43). Eusebius, Onomasticon, places it 7 miles from Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin), on the road to Hebron. It is represented today by Beit Nasib, a village with ancient remains some 2 miles Southwest of Khirbet Kila (Keilah).
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