Zeboim [N] [S]

gazelles or roes.

  • One of the "five cities of the plain" of Sodom, generally coupled with Admah ( Genesis 10:19 ; 14:2 ; Deuteronomy 29:23 ; Hosea 11:8 ). It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the plain.

  • A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin ( 1 Samuel 13:18 ). It was probably the ravine now bearing the name Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or "ravine of the hyena," north of Jericho.

  • A place mentioned only in Nehemiah 11:34 , inhabited by the Benjamites after the Captivity.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zeboim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .