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HEBREW: 2991 Melby [email protected]`am
NAVE: Ibleam
EBD: Ibleam
Iacimus | Iacubus | Iadinus | Ibhar | Ibis | Ibleam | Ibneiah | Ibniah | Ibnijah | Ibri | Ibzan


In Bible versions:

a town on the border of Issachar and Manasseh

ancient people; people decreasing
NETBible Maps: Map1 F5 ; Map5 E2
Google Maps: Ibleam (32° 27´, 35° 16´)


Strongs #02991: Melby [email protected]`am

Ibleam = "devouring the people"

1) a city of Manasseh apparently located in the territory of either
Issachar or Asher

2991 Yibl`am yib-leh-awm'

from 1104 and 5971; devouring people; Jibleam, a place in
see HEBREW for 01104
see HEBREW for 05971

Ibleam [EBD]

people-waster, a city assigned to Manasseh (Josh. 17:11), from which the Israelites, however, could not expel the Canaanites (Judg. 1:27). It is also called Bileam (1 Chr. 6:70). It was probably the modern Jelamah, a village 2 1/2 miles north of Jenin.

Ibleam [NAVE]

IBLEAM, a city of Manasseh, Josh. 17:11; Judg. 1:27; 2 Kin. 9:27.


(devouring the people), a city of Manasseh, with villages or towns dependent on it. (Judges 1:27) It appears to have been situated in the territory of either Issachar or Asher. (Joshua 17:11) The ascent of Gur was "at Ibleam," (2 Kings 9:27) somewhere near the present Jenin , probably to the north of it.


IBLEAM - ib'-le-am (yibhle`am); A town in the territory of Issachar which was assigned to Manasseh (Josh 17:11). This tribe, however, failed to expel the inhabitants, so the Canaanites continued to dwell in that land (Jdg 1:27). It was on the route by which Ahaziah fled from Jehu. He was overtaken and mortally wounded "at the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam" (2 Ki 9:27). The name appears as Bileam in 1 Ch 6:70; and it probably corresponds to Belmen of Jth. It is now represented by the ruin of Bel`ameh on the West of the valley through which the road to the south runs, about half a mile from Jenin. In 2 Ki 15:10, where it is said that Zechariah the son of Jeroboam was slain by Shallum "before the people," this last phrase, which is awkward in the Hebrew, should be amended to read "in Bileam." Possibly "Gath-rimmon" in Josh 21:25 is a clerical error for "Ibleam."

W. Ewing

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