Kibzaim

KIBZAIM (kĭb-zā'ĭm). A town in Ephraim, assigned to the Kohathite Levites (Josh.21.22). Jokmean appears in its place in 1Chr.6.68.


View of the location of the Qumran community and the cliffs where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Replica of a jar in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

KIBZAIM kĭb zā’ əm (קִבְצַ֨יִם, two heaps). A city of Ephraim allotted to the Kohathite priests of Levi (Josh 21:22). It is prob. the same as the Jokmeam of 1 Chronicles 6:68. The proposed site is Gusin, about two m. NW of Nablus. However, if Jokmeam (1 Chron. 6:68), is the same as Jokneam, the site would be Tell qaimun, at the ft. of Mt. Carmel, some eight m. SE of Haifa. Neither location is certain.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

kib-za’-im, kib’-za-im See Jokmeam.