Ezem (Ee´zuhm; Heb., “bone”)

A town in southern Judah counted as belonging to both Judah (Josh 15:29) and Simeon (Josh 19:3). Since the tribe of Simeon was early assimilated into Judah, the town was probably originally assigned to Simeon, but was absorbed into Judah as Simeon lost its identity (note Gen 49:5-7).

Josh 15:29

29Baalah, Iim, Ezem,

Josh 19:3

3Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem,

Gen 49:5-7

5Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons of violence are their swords.6May I never come into their council;
may I not be joined to their company—
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