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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Jattir

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jat´ẽr ( יתּיר , yattı̄r , and יתּר , 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 ‛Attı̂r , an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dharı̂yeh and 20 miles Southeast of Beit Jibrı̂n . 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 Jibrı̂n ). The site is full of caves. See PEF , III, 408, Sh XXV .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jattir'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/jattir.html. 1915.

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