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HEBREW: 392 byzba 'Akziyb
NAVE: Achzib Aczib
EBD: Achzib
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In Bible versions:

Aczib: NET NIV
a town in the western foothills of Judah
a town of Asher on the coast 14 km north of Acco

liar; lying; one that runs
Google Maps: Achzib (1) (31° 42´, 35° 0´); Achzib (2) (33° 2´, 35° 6´)


Strongs #0392: byzba 'Akziyb

Achzib = "deceit"

1) a town in the lowland of west Judah
2) a town in Asher by the Sea of Galilee

392 'Akziyb ak-zeeb'

from 391; deceitful (in the sense of a winter- torrent which
fails in summer); Akzib, the name of two places in
see HEBREW for 0391

Achzib [EBD]

falsehood. (1.) A town in the Shephelah, or plain country of Judah (Josh. 15:44); probably the same as Chezib of Gen. 38:5 = Ain Kezbeh.

(2.) A Phoenician city (the Gr. Ecdippa), always retained in their possession though assigned to the tribe of Asher (Josh. 19:29; Judg. 1:31). It is identified with the modern es-Zib, on the Mediterranean, about 8 miles north of Accho.

Achzib [NAVE]

1. A city of Asher, Josh. 19:29; Judg. 1:31.
2. Called also Chezib, a city of Judah, Gen. 38:5; Josh. 15:44.

Aczib [NAVE]

See: Achzib.


(lying, false).
  1. A city in the lowlands of Judah, named with Keilah and Mareshah. (Joshua 15:44; Micah 1:14) It is probably the same with CHEZIB and CHOZEBA, which see.
  2. A town belonging to Asher, (Joshua 19:29) from which the Canaanites were not expelled, (Judges 1:31) afterwards Ecdippa. It is now es-Zib , on the seashore, 2h. 20m. north of Acre.


ACHZIB - ak'-zib ('akhzibh, "lying" or "disappointing"): The name of two towns in Palestine: (1) A town in western Judah in the lowlands, mentioned in connection with Mareshah and Keilah as one of the cities allotted to Judah (Josh 15:44), and in Mic (1:14), where it suggests play upon its meaning, "deceptive" or "failing," possibly the place having received its name from a winter spring or brook, which failed in summer. It is also called Chezib (kezibh (Gen 38:5)), where Judah was at the time of the birth of his son Shelah. In 1 Ch 4:22 it is called Cozeba, the King James Version "Chozeba" (kozebha'), clearly seen to be the same as Achzib, from the places with which it is grouped. (2) It has been identified with the modern `Ayin-Kezbeh in the valley of Elah, and north of Adullam.

Edward Mack

(3) Mod Zib Septuagint variously: Josh 19:29, Codex Vaticanus, Echozob, Codex Alexandrinus, Achzeiph; Jdg 1:31, Codex Vaticanus, Aschazei, Codex Alexandrinus, Aschendei, Greek Ecdippa: A small town some miles north of Acre on the coast. It is mentioned in Josh 19:29 as falling within the possessions of the tribe of Asher, but they never occupied it, as they did not the neighboring Acre (Acco). The Phoenician inhabitants of the coast were too strongly entrenched to be driven out by a people who had no fleet. The cities on the coast doubtless aided one another, and Sidon had become rich and powerful before this and could succor such a small town in case of attack. Achzib was a coast town, nine miles north of Acco, now known as Ez-Zib. It appears in the Assyrian inscriptions as Aksibi and Sennacherib enumerates it among the Phoenician towns that he took at the same times as Acco (702 BC). It was never important and is now an insignificant village among the sand dunes of the coast. It was the bordertown of Galilee on the west, what lay beyond being unholy ground.

H. Porter

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