Ne'keb (Heb. id., but only with the art., הִנֶּקֶב; Sept. καὶ Ναβώκ, v.r. Ναβόκ, Νακέβ ; Vulg. quce est Neceb), given in our version as one of the towns on the boundary of Naphtali (Jos 19:33 only), apparently between Adam and Jabneel. A great number of commentators, from Jonathan the Targumist and Jerome (Vulgate as above) to Keil (Josua, ad loc.), have taken this name as being connected with the preceding Adami-han-Nekeb (i.e., Adami [of] the Cavern) (so Junius and Tremellius, "Adamoei fossa"); and indeed this is the force of the accentuation of the present Hebrew text. But on the other hand the Sept. gives the two as distinct, and in the Talmud the post-biblical names of each are given, that of han-Nekeb being Tsiadathah (ציידתא Genma, Gem Cara Hieros. Cod. Megilla, in Reland,
Palest. pages 545, 717, 817; also Schwarz, Palestine, page 181). Of this more modern name Schwarz suggests that a trace is to be found in "Hazedhi, three English miles N. from al-Chatti." Hackett suggests Neckev, near Ramah, on the road to Akka (Illust. of Script. page 240). Both these suggestions, however, are superfluous. SEE ADAMI.