Libnah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Libnah

white; whiteness

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Libnah

(whiteness).

  1. A royal city of the Canaanites which lay in the southwest part of the Holy Land, taken by Joshua immediately after the rout of Beth-horon. It was near Lachish, west of Makkedah. It was appropriated with its "suburbs" to the priests. (Joshua 21:13; 1 Chronicles 6:57) In the reign of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat it "revolted" form Judah at the same time with Edom. (2 Kings 8:22; 2 Chronicles 21:10) Probably the modern Ayak el-Menshiyeh .
  2. One of the stations at which the Israelites encamped on their journey between the wilderness of Sinai and Kadesh. (Numbers 33:20,21)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Libnah

A city in the western part of Judah, not far from Lachish, conquered by Joshua from the Canaanites, and assigned to the priests, Joshua 10:29,30 15:42 21:13 1 Chronicles 6:57. Its inhabitants revolted against the idolatrous and cruel Jehoram, 2 Chronicles 21:10. It was a strongly fortified place, and under its walls the Assyrian army was miraculously cut off, 2 Kings 19:8,9,35.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Transparency; whiteness.

(1.) One of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 33:20, 21).

(2.) One of the royal cities of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (Joshua 10:29-32; 12:15). It became one of the Levitical towns in the tribe of Judah (21:13), and was strongly fortified. Sennacherib laid siege to it (2 Kings 19:8; Isaiah 37:8). It was the native place of Hamutal, the queen of Josiah (2 Kings 23:31). It stood near Lachish, and has been identified with the modern Arak el-Menshiyeh.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIBNAH

lib'-na (libhnah "whiteness," "transparency," "pavement" (compare Exodus 24:10 where libhnath, is translated "paved work" or a "compact foundation"); Lebna):

(1) A desert camp of the Israelites between Rimmon-perez and Rissah (Numbers 33:20, 21). Probably the same as Laban (Deuteronomy 1:1).

See WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL.

(2) A town in the Shephelah of Judah (Joshua 15:42). "Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: and Yahweh delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel..... And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it" (Joshua 10:29-31; Joshua 12:15). It was one of the cities given to the "children of Aaron" (Joshua 21:13 1 Chronicles 6:57). In the reign of Joram, Libnah joined the Edomites in a revolt against the king of Judah (2 Kings 8:22 2 Chronicles 21:10). In the reign of Hezekiah, Libnah was besieged by Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:8 Isaiah 37:8). The wife of King Josiah was "Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah," she was the mother of Jehoahaz and Zedekiah (2 Kings 23:31; 2 Kings 24:18 Jeremiah 52:1).

The site of this important stronghold remains unknown. In the Eusebius, Onomasticon it is described, under the name Lobana or Lobna, as near Eleutheropolis (Beit Jebrin). All the indications point to a site in the Southwest of the Shephelah, not very far from Lachish. The Palestine Exploration Fund surveyors suggested (PEF, III, 259) the commanding site `Arak el Menshiyeh, or rather the white chalky mound 250 ft. high to the North of this village, and Stanley proposed Tell es Cafi. (Both these identifications are due to the interpretation of Libnah as meaning "whiteness.") In the PEFS (1897, Sh XX) Conder suggests a ruin called el Benawy, 10 miles Southeast of Lachish.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
3841. Libnah -- a city in SW Judah, also a place in the wilderness
... 3840, 3841. Libnah. 3842 . a city in SW Judah, also a place in the wilderness.
Transliteration: Libnah Phonetic Spelling: (lib-naw') Short Definition: Libnah ...
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3840. libnah -- paved
... 3839, 3840. libnah. 3841 . paved. Transliteration: libnah Phonetic Spelling:
(lib-naw') Short Definition: paved. ... 3839, 3840. libnah. 3841 . Strong's Numbers
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Library

'As Sodom'
... And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.2. And he did
that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim ...
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Concerning the Wickedness of Jehoram King O Jerusalem; his Defeat ...
... further. However, this expedition did him no service, for they all revolted
from him, with those that dwelt in the country of Libnah. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 concerning the wickedness.htm

A Prophet who Saved a Great City
... So the high official returned and found the king of Assyria making war against
Libnah, for he had heard that he had gone from Lachish. ...
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The Triumph of Faith
... before Jerusalem is a mistake. Sennacherib and his troops were at Libnah,
on their way to meet the Egyptian forces. If there were any ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the triumph of faith.htm

Footnotes
... 90 So Greek; Hebrew omits sound. 91 This line is uncertain. 92 Greek. 93 So Greek;
Hebrew omits this line. 94 (1) Jeremiah of Libnah, father of Hamutal, II. ...
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Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... The Assyrian texts are silent about this catastrophe, and the sacred books of the
Hebrews seem to refer it to the camp at Libnah in Palestine (2 Kings 19:8-35 ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

Acts ii. 14
... It does not appear who is meant by this Lobna, unless it originates in some strange
misconception of 2 Kings 23:31, "daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah," LXX. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily v acts ii 14.htm

The Prophet Joel.
... "At that time," he says, "the Edomites revolted from Judah; Libnah, which belonged
to Judah In the ... Just as little can we see what Libnah has to do here. ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the prophet joel.htm

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7. <. ...
/.../chapter ithe assyrian revival and.htm

Thesaurus
Libnah (18 Occurrences)
...LIBNAH. ... And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and
encamped against it, and fought against it" (Joshua 10:29-31; Joshua 12:15). ...
/l/libnah.htm - 15k

Hamutal (3 Occurrences)
... Kinsman of the dew, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of king Josiah, and
mother of king Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31), also of king Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:18 ...
/h/hamutal.htm - 8k

Fighteth (23 Occurrences)
... (ASV JPS). Joshua 10:29 And Joshua passeth over, and all Israel with him,
from Makkedah 'to' Libnah, and fighteth with Libnah; (YLT). ...
/f/fighteth.htm - 13k

Passeth (100 Occurrences)
... Joshua 10:29 And Joshua passeth over, and all Israel with him, from Makkedah
'to' Libnah, and fighteth with Libnah; (YLT). Joshua ...
/p/passeth.htm - 36k

Fought (109 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). Joshua 10:29 Joshua passed from Makkedah,
and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah. ...
/f/fought.htm - 38k

Hamu'tal (3 Occurrences)
... and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem;
and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. ...
/h/hamu'tal.htm - 7k

Rabshakeh (15 Occurrences)
... of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:36), "held their peace, and answered him not a word." Afterward
Rabshakeh returned and "found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah...
/r/rabshakeh.htm - 14k

Lachish (22 Occurrences)
... Joshua 10:31 Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, to Lachish,
and encamped against it, and fought against it. (WEB ...
/l/lachish.htm - 22k

Joram (26 Occurrences)
... failure. In the account we are told that at the same time Libnah revolted. ...
21. Libnah was located on the south-western border of Judah. ...
/j/joram.htm - 27k

Libna (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Libna (1 Occurrence). Joshua 15:42 Libnah, Ether,
Ashan, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/l/libna.htm - 6k

Concordance
Libnah (18 Occurrences)

Numbers 33:20
They traveled from Rimmon Perez, and encamped in Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:21
They traveled from Libnah, and encamped in Rissah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:29
Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:31
Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, to Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:32
Yahweh delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel. He took it on the second day, and struck it with the edge of the sword, with all the souls who were in it, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:39
He took it, with its king and all its cities. They struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls who were in it. He left none remaining. As he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to its king; as he had done also to Libnah, and to its king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:15
the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:42
Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 21:13
To the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Libnah with its suburbs,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 8:22
So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day. Then did Libnah revolt at the same time.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:8
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 23:31
Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 24:18
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 25:20
and Nebuzaradan chief of the executioners taketh them, and causeth them to go unto the king of Babylon, to Libnah,
(YLT)

1 Chronicles 6:57
To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 21:10
So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day: then did Libnah revolt at the same time from under his hand, because he had forsaken Yahweh, the God of his fathers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 37:8
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 52:1
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Libnah

Libnah: A City of the Tribe of Judah, Captured by Joshua

Libnah: A City of the Tribe of Judah, Captured by Joshua: Allotted to the Priests

Libnah: A City of the Tribe of Judah, Captured by Joshua: Sennacherib Besieged

Libnah: A Station of the Israelites in the Desert

Related Terms

Hamutal (3 Occurrences)

Fighteth (23 Occurrences)

Passeth (100 Occurrences)

Fought (109 Occurrences)

Hamu'tal (3 Occurrences)

Rabshakeh (15 Occurrences)

Lachish (22 Occurrences)

Joram (26 Occurrences)

Libna (1 Occurrence)

Warring (13 Occurrences)

Twenty-one (7 Occurrences)

Revolted (9 Occurrences)

Rab'shakeh (14 Occurrences)

Revolteth (2 Occurrences)

Rab-shakeh (14 Occurrences)

Rissah (2 Occurrences)

Revolt (18 Occurrences)

Ether (2 Occurrences)

Makke'dah (8 Occurrences)

Makkedah (8 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Reigning (57 Occurrences)

Attacked (93 Occurrences)

Jehoram (27 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

Adullam (10 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Rebellion (51 Occurrences)

Eleven (25 Occurrences)

Mother (2641 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Withdrew (55 Occurrences)

Pasture (120 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Refuge (111 Occurrences)

Findeth (66 Occurrences)

Edomites (22 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

Attack (221 Occurrences)

Zedeki'ah (62 Occurrences)

Removed (294 Occurrences)

Mother's (102 Occurrences)

Smote (281 Occurrences)

Hebron (71 Occurrences)

Souls (114 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Lands (226 Occurrences)

Zebidah (1 Occurrence)

Outskirts (38 Occurrences)

Jattir (4 Occurrences)

Jeho'ahaz (20 Occurrences)

Laban (52 Occurrences)

Libnath (1 Occurrence)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)

Totally (27 Occurrences)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Twenty-three (15 Occurrences)

Rimmon-parez (2 Occurrences)

Rim'mon-per'ez (2 Occurrences)

Rimmon-perez (2 Occurrences)

Rimmonparez (2 Occurrences)

Executioners (32 Occurrences)

Eglon (13 Occurrences)

Eshtemo'a (5 Occurrences)

Eshtemoa (5 Occurrences)

Encampeth (13 Occurrences)

Man-slayer (20 Occurrences)

Perez (19 Occurrences)

Positions (41 Occurrences)

Butlers (13 Occurrences)

Captureth (24 Occurrences)

Assaulted (5 Occurrences)

Amaziah (41 Occurrences)

Ashan (5 Occurrences)

Survivors (49 Occurrences)

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