Kabzeel

KABZEEL (kăb'zē-ĕl, Heb. kavtse’ēl, [whom] God gathers). A city in southern Judah near the border of Edom (Josh.15.21). It was the home of Benaiah (2Sam.23.20), one of David’s mighty men. In Neh.11.25 it is called Jekabzeel. The site is unknown.


KABZEEL kăb’ zĭ əl (קַבְצְאֵ֥ל, may God gather). A town in the extreme SE part of Judah, near the border of Edom (Josh 15:21). It was the native town of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, a leading officer of David and Solomon (2 Sam 23:20; 1 Chron 11:22). It was re-inhabited by the Judeans after the Exile (Neh 11:25). The site may possibly be modern Khirbet Horah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

kab’-ze-el, kab’-zel (kabhtse’el "(whom) God collects"): One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South (Negeb) (Jos 15:21). It was the native place of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, one of David’s mighty men (2Sa 23:20; 1Ch 11:22). "Jekabzeel and the villages thereof," one of the places re-inhabited by the men of Judah (Ne 11:25), appears to be the same place. The site is unknown.