(ach' zihb) or ACZIB (NIV) Place name meaning, “deceitful.” 1. Town in southern Judah, perhaps modern Tel el-Beida near Lachish (Joshua 15:44).
Micah 1:14 makes a wordplay using Achzib, literally the houses of deceitfulness will be deceitful. 2. A border town of Asher (Joshua 19:29) which the Israelite tribe could not conquer (Judges 1:31). It may be modern Tel Akhziv, near Acco.
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