Nekeb

NEKEB nĕk’ ĕb (הַנֶּ֛קֶב, tunnel). Either a town (so KJV) or, more likely, a part of the place name Adami-nekeb (so RSV; Josh 19:33).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

ne’-keb: This name occurs only in combination with "Adami" (’adhami ha-neqebh, "Adami of the pass"); Septuagint reads the names of two places: kai Arme kai Nabok (B); kai Armai kai Nakeb (Jos 19:33), so we should possibly read "Adami and Nekeb." Neubauer says (Geog. du Talmud, 225) that later the name of Nekeb was Ciyadathah. It may therefore be represented by the modern Seiyadeh, not far from ed-Damieh to the East of Tabor, about 4 miles Southwest of Tiberias. The name of Nekeb, a town in Galilee, appears in the list of Thothmes III.

See also

  • Adami Nekeb