Kabul, Israel

Kabul, Israel

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Kabul (, ) is an Arab town in the North District of Israel, located southeast of Acre and north of Shefa-'Amr.


Kabul is the Biblical Cabul mentioned by Joshua. It was assigned to the Tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:27). King Solomon handed it over to Hiram I, the king of Phoenicia, because he helped Solomon build his temple in Jerusalem. The name "Kabul" derives from the Hebrew word mekubbal which means "clad", as in the inhabitants were "clad" in gold and silver.Vilnay, Zev. (2003). . Kessinger Publishing, p.406. In Roman times, Josephus calls the town "Chabolo" and camped there. He described it as a post from which incursions were made into the Galilee.

Al-Muqaddasi visited Kabul in 985 CE, while it was under Abbasid rule. He writes that "it is a town in the coastal district. It has fields of sugarcanes, and they make the best sugar — better than in all the rest of Syria." Ali of Herat reports in 1173, that two sons of Jacob are buried in the town, namely Reuben and Simeon. Another tradition states that the tomb of Micah is located here. Kabul was one of the principal cities of Jund al-Urrdun. Its Crusader name was "Cabor". In the fourteenth and fifteenth...
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