), a town of Judah, mentioned by Ezra (2.22) and Nehemiah (7.26), between Bethlehem and Anathoth, if anything can be concluded from the order in which the names occur, which is so questionable, that Beit-Nettîf
may be, perhaps, safely regarded as its modern representative.
It is situated on the highest point of a lofty ridge, towards the NW. of the ancient tribe of Judah. (Robinson, Bib. Res.
vol. ii. pp. 341--347; Reland, Palaestina,
pp. 650, 909.)