Chephirah

Chephirah (Ki-fi┬┤ruh)

One of four cities not attacked by the Israelites under Joshua due to a prior treaty arrangement (Josh 9:17). It was also one of fourteen towns occupied by Benjaminites (Josh 18:26) and received a portion of 743 resettling Judeans in the postexilic recovery (Ezra 2:25; Neh 7:29). The site has been identified as Khirbet el-Kefireh, five miles southwest of Gibeon.

Josh 9:17

17So the Israelites set out and reached their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim.

Josh 18:26

26Mizpeh, Chephirah, Mozah,

Ezra 2:25

25Of Kiriatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.

Neh 7:29

29Of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.

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