Zeboim: Gazelles or roes.
1. One of the "five cities of the plain" of Sodom, generally
coupled with Admah
(Genesis 10:19; 14:2; Deuteronomy 29:23; Hosea 11:8) It had a king
of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some
importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the
2. A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin
(1 Samuel 13:18) It was probably the ravine now bearing the name
Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or "ravine of the hyena," north of Jericho.
3. A place mentioned only in
(Nehemiah 11:34) inhabited by the Benjamites
after the Captivity.