|ka'-bul (displeasing; dirty, how little! as
RELATED: Asher, Hiram, Solomon
Easton's Bible Dictionary
how little! as nothing.
(1) A town on the eastern border of Asher ( Joshua
19:27 ), probably one of the towns given by Solomon to Hiram; the modern Kabul,
some 8 miles east of Accho, on the very borders of Galilee.
(2) A district in the north-west of Galilee, near to Tyre, containing twenty cities
given to Hiram by Solomon as a reward for various services rendered to him in
building the temple ( 1
Kings 9:13 ), and as payment of the six score talents of gold he had borrowed
from him. Hiram gave the cities this name because he was not pleased with the
gift, the name signifying "good for nothing." Hiram seems afterwards to have restored
these cities to Solomon ( 2
Chronicles 8:2 ).
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(1) One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (
19:27 ) now Kabul , 9 or 10 miles east of Accho .
(2) Name of the land given to Hiram by Solomon. ( 1
Kings 9:10 - 13
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ka'-bul (kabhul; Codex Vaticanus, Chobamasomel; Codex
Alexandrinus, Chabol apo aristeron):
(1) A city on the boundary between Asher and Zebulun (Joshua
19:27). It corresponds to the Chabolo of Josephus (Vita, 43, etc.),
and is represented by the modern village Kabul, about nine miles Southeast of
(2) A district probably connected with (1), containing 20 cities, given by Solomon
to Hiram king of Tyre (1
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