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Adami-nekeb according to the Revised Version, or Adami-hannekeb (Hebrew: אדמי הנקב‎, i.e. the pass Adami),[1] is a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua, [2] as a passage on the frontier of Naphtali. It is mentioned only in Joshua 19:33.[1]

The Vulgate gives Adami quae est Neceb, "Adami, which is Neceb," while the King James Version translates as two separate names, "Adami" and "Nekeb", as does the Septuagint: ΑΡΜΕ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΒΩΚ(Codex Vaticanus), or ΑΡΜΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΚΕΒ (Codex Alexandrinus). The Jerusalem Talmud (Megillah 11) also divides the expression, Adami being represented as Damin, and Hannekeb as Caidatah.[clarification needed]

Adolf Neubauer and George Adam Smith identify Adami with Damieh, 5 miles west of Tiberias, the site proposed by the Palestine Exploration Survey for the 'fenced city' Adamah of Joshua 19:36.[3] This, notes T. K. Cheyne, seems too far south considering that the 'tree of Bezaanim' (see Zaanaim) was close to Kedesh, while Jabneel appears to have been a north Galilean fortress. These are the two localities between which Adami-nekeb is mentioned in Joshua 19:33. It is probable that the name Nkbu in the Karnak list of Thutmose III means the pass Adami.[3]


  1. ^ a b Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1899), "Adami-nekeb." In Cheyne and Black, eds. Encyclopaedia Biblica. [1]
  2. ^ 19:33
  3. ^ a b Cheyne & Black 1899.