Ahlab

AHLAB (a'lăb, Heb. ’ahlāv, fat or fruitful). A town of Asher whose inhabitants the Israelites were not able to drive out (Judg.1.31). Some identify Ahlab with Gush Chaleb or Giscala, in the hills NW of the Sea of Galilee, home of John of Giscala.


AHLAB ä’ lăb (אַחְלָ֤ב). A town of Asher, prob. located at Khirbet el-Mahalib, c. four m. NE of Tyre. Asher did not drive out the Canaanite inhabitants of the town (Judg 1:31).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A town of Asher. It is clear, however, that the Israelites failed to drive away the original inhabitants (Jud 1:31). Some have identified Ahlab with Gush Halab or Geschila, Northwest of the nodetitle.