jat'-er (yattir, and yattir):
A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in conjunction with Shamir and Socoh (Joshua 15:48); one of the cities given to the "children of Aaron the priest" (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57). David after his victory over the Amalekites sent a present of the spoil from Ziklag "to them that were in Jattir" (1 Samuel 30:27).
It is now Khirbet `Attir, an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dhariyeh and 20 miles Southeast of Belt Jibrin. This must Correspond to the "very large village Jethira" which is mentioned in Eusebius, Onomasticon (119 27; 133 3; 134 24, etc.) as 20 miles Southeast of Eleutheropolis (i.e. Beit Jibrin). The site is full of caves. See PEF, III, 408, Sh XXV.
E. W. G. Masterman
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