fertile; light soil, a city somewhere "in the wilderness" of Judah ( Joshua 15:62 ), probably near Engedi.
prophecy; growing of a tooth
(soft soil ) one of the six cities of Judah, ( Joshua 15:62 ) which were in the district of the Midbar (Authorized Version "wilderness").
nib'-shan (ha-nibhshan; Codex Vaticanus Naphlazon; Codex Alexandrinus Nebsan):
A city in the Judean wilderness named between Secacah and the City of Salt (Joshua 15:62). Eusebius, Onomasticon, knows the place but gives no clue to its identification. The site has not been recovered. Wellhausen suggests the emendation of nibhshan to kibhshan, "furnace" (Proleg. 2, 344).
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