brightness, a place some 11 miles north-east of Shechem, on the road to Scythopolis, the modern Tabas. Abimelech led his army against this place, because of its participation in the conspiracy of the men of Shechem; but as he drew near to the strong tower to which its inhabitants had fled for safety, and was about to set fire to it, a woman cast a fragment of millstone at him, and "all to brake his skull" i.e., "altogether brake," etc. His armourbearer thereupon "thrust him through, and he died" (Jg 9:50-55).
Hebrew teebeets, "brightness." A town near Shechem. Besieged by Abimelech. (See ABIMELECH.) A woman with a millstone, from the tower which was the last, stronghold not yet taken, killed him (Jg 9:50-55; 2Sa 11:21).
A fortified city, in the reduction of which Abimelech met his death (Jg 9:50; 2Sa 11:21). It is described by Eusebius and Jerome as 13 miles from Neapolis, on the road to Scythopolis. This is almost certainly the present T
City in Ephraim, It was taken by Abimelech except the tower, from which he was killed by a piece of a millstone. Thus the besieged and the besieger were all punished in their sin. Jg 9:50-54; 2Sa 11:21. Identified with Tubas, 32 19' N, 35 22' E.
(conspicuous), a place memorable for the death of the brave Abimelech,
was known to Eusebius and Jerome, in whose time it was situated "in the district of Neapolis," 13 Roman miles therefrom, on the road to Scythopolis. There it still is, its name --Tubas --hardly changed.