coolness; fragrance, a town in Reuben, in the territory of Moab, on the east of Jordan ( Joshua 13:19 ); called also Shebam and Shibmah ( Numbers 32:3 Numbers 32:38 ). It was famous for its vines ( Isaiah 16:9 ; Jeremiah 48:32 ). It has been identified with the ruin of Sumieh, where there are rock-cut wine-presses. This fact explains the words of the prophets referred to above. It was about 5 miles east of Heshbon.
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 InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Sibmah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".