JATTIR (jă'têr). A large town in the hills of Judah (
JATTIR jăt’ ər (יַתִּ֖יר). A Levitical city in the hill country of Judah (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in conjunction with Shamir and Socoh (
It is now Khirbet `Attir, an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dhariyeh and 20 miles Southeast of Belt Jibrin. This must Correspond to the "very large village Jethira" which is mentioned in Eusebius, Onomasticon (119 27; 133 3; 134 24, etc.) as 20 miles Southeast of Eleutheropolis (i.e. Beit Jibrin). The site is full of caves. See PEF, III, 408, Sh XXV.