Jash'ubi-le'hem (Heb. Yashu'bi-Le'chenm, לֶחֶם יָשֻׁבַי ["in pause" La'chem, לָחֶם], returning. home from battle or forfood; Sept. ἀπέστρεψεν αὐτούς v. r. ἀπέστρεψαν εἰς Λεέμ; Vulg. reversi sunt in Lahem), apparently a person named as a descendant of Shelah, the son of Judah (1Ch 4:22). B.C. perhaps cir. 995, since it added at the end of the list, "And these are ancient things. These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges; there they dwelt with the king [? Solomon; but, according to some, Pharaoh, during the residence in Egypt] for his work."' Possibly, however, "it is a place, and we should infer from its connection with Maresha and Chozeba — if Chozeba be Chezib or Achzib — that it lay on the western side of the tribe, in or near the Shephelah or 'plain.' The Jewish explanations, as seen in Jerome's Quaest. Hebr. on this passage, and, in a slightly different form, in the Targum on the Chronicles (ed. Wilkins, p. 29, 30), mention of Moab as the key to the whole. Chozelba is Elimelech, Joash and Saraph are Mahlon and Chilion, who 'had the dominion in Moab' from marrying the two Moabite damsels: Jashubi- Lehem is Naomi and Ruth, who returned.(Jashubi) to bread, or to Bethlehem, after the famine and the 'ancient words' point to the book of Ruth as the source of the whole"

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