“Coolness; fragrance, a town in Reuben, in the territory of Moab,” on the east of Jordan (Josh. 13:19); called also Shebam and “Shibmah (Num. 32:3, 38). It was famous for its vines (Isa. 16:9;” “Jer. 48:32). It has been identified with the ruin of Sumieh,” where there are rock-cut wine-presses. This fact explains the words of the prophets referred to above. It was about 5 miles east of Heshbon.

Definition of Sibmah: conversion; captivity

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