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Achzib

Meaning: falsehood.

The name of two biblical cities:

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

  2. A Phoenician city (the Greek: 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.