CABBON (kăb'e*chn). A town in Judah, taken by Israel from the Amorites (Josh.15.40). It may be the same as Macbena (1Chr.2.49). CABBON kăb’ ən (כַבֹּ֥ון; LXX A Χαρρα; B Χαβρα; perhaps wrap around?). A city in the Shephelah, near Lachish (Josh 15:40). The association with Machbenah (BDB p. 460, cf. 1 Chron 2:49) seems based on the assumption that the two names are from the same Heb. root. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) An unidentified place in the Shephelah of Judah near Eglon (Jos 15:40). It is possibly the same as MACHBENA, which see.