(ee' thuhr) Place name meaning, “smoke of incense.” 1. Town in tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:42). 2. A town occupied by tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:7). Some Bible students identify this with the town in Judah, since Simeon's territory was within Judah's boundaries. Other scholars warn us not to identify the two places. Ether in Judah is modern khirbet Attir, south of Lahav and a mile northwest of Beth Gibrin.
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