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Debir (dēˈbər) [key], in the Bible. 1 King of Eglon. 2 City, ancient Palestine, WSW of Hebron, on the main caravan route to Egypt. Also called Kirjath-sannah and Kirjath-sepher. 3 Unidentified location, S ancient Palestine, SW of Jericho. 4 Unidentified city, ancient Palestine, E of the River Jordan.

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