Zavdiel

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Zavdiel
Zavdiel is located in Israel
Zavdiel
Zavdiel
Coordinates: 31°39′31.31″N 34°45′37.08″E / 31.6586972°N 34.7603000°E / 31.6586972; 34.7603000Coordinates: 31°39′31.31″N 34°45′37.08″E / 31.6586972°N 34.7603000°E / 31.6586972; 34.7603000
District Southern
Council Shafir
Affiliation Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded 1950
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 470

Zavdiel (Hebrew: זַבְדִּיאֵל‎, lit. Gift of God) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2006, it had a population of 413.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1950 by immigrants from Yemen on land that had belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Hatta. Its name was taken from Nehemiah 11:14,[2] and is the name of a priest returning from Babel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.482 , ISBN 965-220-186-3