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A Biblical word, dvir pronounced [dviʁ] (דְּבִיר‎) may refer to:


  • Debir King of Eglon, a Canaanite king of Eglon, slain by Joshua (Joshua 10). Aided by miracles, Joshua's army routed the Canaanite military, forcing Debir and the other kings to seek refuge in a cave. There they were trapped until later executed.



In apocryphal literature[edit]

According to the ancient apocryphal Lives of the Prophets, after the death of Zechariah Ben Jehoiada, the priests of the Temple could no more, as before, see the apparitions of the angels of the Lord, nor could make divinations with the Ephod, nor give responses from the Debir.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1883, SWP III, p. 402
  2. ^ Conder (1879), p. 93


  • Conder, C.R. (1879). Tent Work in Palestine. A Record of Discovery and Adventure. Vol. 2. London: Richard Bentley & Son (published for the Committee of the PEF). OCLC 23589738.
  • Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1883). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. Vol. 3. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.