Cabul is the name of two places in ancient Israel mentioned in the Hebrew Bible:

  • A district in the north-west of Galilee, near to Tyre, containing twenty cities given to Hiram by Solomon as a reward for various services rendered to him in building the temple. (1 Kings 9:13) Hiram however was not pleased with the gift, the name signifying "good for nothing.". Josephus ("Ant." viii. 5, § 3) interprets "Cabul" as meaning, in Phoenician, "what does not please"; but doubt has been cast on this interpretation of the term.
  • One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (Joshua 19:27) now the Kabul local council in Israel, 9 or 10 miles (16 km) east of Acco. Josephus ("Vita," § 43) refers to it as "the village of Chabolo situated in the confines of Ptolemais."


Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Cabul. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a publication now in the public domain.

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