Judges 1:11
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New American Standard Bible
Then from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher).

King James Bible
And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher:

Darby Bible Translation
From there they went against the inhabitants of Debir. The name of Debir was formerly Kir'iath-se'pher.

World English Bible
From there he went against the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir before was Kiriath Sepher.)

Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth thence unto the inhabitants of Debir (and the name of Debir formerly is Kirjath-Sepher),

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Library
Beth-El. Beth-Aven.
Josephus thus describes the land of Benjamin; "The Benjamites' portion of land was from the river Jordan to the sea, in length: in breadth, it was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." Let these last words be marked, "The breadth of the land of Benjamin was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." May we not justly conclude, from these words, that Jerusalem and Beth-el were opposite, as it were, in a right line? But if you look upon the maps, there are some that separate these by a very large tract of land,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

The Place of the Old Testament in Divine Revelation
[Sidenote: Advent of the Hebrews] Modern discovery and research have demonstrated that the truth revealed through the Babylonians and with less definiteness through the people of the Nile was never entirely lost. Such a sad waste was out of accord with the obvious principles of divine economy. As the icy chill of ceremonialism seized decadent Babylonia and Egypt, there emerged from the steppes south and east of Palestine a virile, ambitious group of nomads, who not only fell heir to that which
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 10:38
Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to Debir, and they fought against it.

Joshua 15:15
Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher.

Judges 1:12
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife."

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