Sheba (2)


she'-ba (shebha`; Sabee, or Samaa):

The name of one of the towns allotted to Simeon (Joshua 19:2). the King James Version mentions it as an independent town, but as it is not mentioned at all in the parallel list (1 Chronicles 4:28), and is omitted in Joshua 19:2 in some manuscripts, it is probable that the Revised Version (British and American) is correct in its translation "Beer-sheba or Sheba." Only in this way can the total of towns in this group be made 13 (Joshua 19:6). If it is a separate name, it is probably the same as SHEMA (which see).

E. W. G. Masterman

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SHEBA (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.