transparency; whiteness. (1.) One of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (Num. 33:20, 21). (2.) One of the royal cities of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (Josh. 10:29-32; 12:15). It became one of the Levitical towns in the tribe of Judah (21:13), and was strongly fortified. Sennacherib laid siege to it (2 Kings 19:8; Isa. 37:8). It was the native place of Hamutal, the queen of Josiah (2 Kings 23:31). It stood near Lachish, and has been identified with the modern Arak el-Menshiyeh.
And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of libnah.
And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of libnah.
Meanwhile it is probable that Sennacherib, having received the submission of libnah, had advanced upon Egypt.
And Rabshakeh turned back, and found the king of Assyria warring before libnah.
However, this expedition did him no service, for they all revolted from him, with those that dwelt in the country of libnah.
The baffled Rabshakeh returned to his master, whom he found at libnah, for he had heard that he had broken up from Lachish.