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Biblical Archaeology Review 1:1, March 1975

Where Is Biblical Debir?

A new interpretation challenges Albright

Biblical Archaeology Review, March 1975

Debir, a district capital of the Judean monarchy which figures prominently in Joshua and Judges, was misidentified by the great William F. Albright, according to Professor Moshe Kochavi of Tel Aviv University. Professor Kochavi argues that he, not Albright has excavated the true site of Debir—at Khirbet Rabud, in the Judean hill country, twelve miles southwest of Hebron.

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