Jabneel (Jab´nee-uhl; Heb., “Yah[weh] is builder”)

1 A city in northwest Judah (Josh 15:11). Jabneel is the Jabneh of (2Chr 26:6) and Jamnia of the Apocrypha (1Macc 4:15; 1Macc 5:58; 2Macc 12:8; 2Macc 12:9). This was the site of the Jamnia council of 90 CE. It is believed by some that at this council the Jewish Sanhedrin established the canon of Hebrew scriptures. 2 A northern border city of the tribal allotment of Naphtali, west of the south end of the Sea of Galilee (Josh 19:33).

Josh 15:11

11the boundary goes out to the slope of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends around to Shikkeron, and passes along to Mount Baalah, and goes out to ... View more

2Chr 26:6

6He went out and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; he built cities in the territo ... View more

1Macc 4:15

15and all those in the rear fell by the sword. They pursued them to Gazara, and to the plains of Idumea, and to Azotus and Jamnia; and three thousand of them fe ... View more

1Macc 5:58

58So they issued orders to the men of the forces that were with them and marched against Jamnia.

2Macc 12:8

8But learning that the people in Jamnia meant in the same way to wipe out the Jews who were living among them,

2Macc 12:9

9he attacked the Jamnites by night and set fire to the harbor and the fleet, so that the glow of the light was seen in Jerusalem, thirty miles distant.

Josh 19:33

33And its boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum; and it ended at the Jordan;

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