7084. Qeilah
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Qeilah: a city in Judah
Original Word: קְעִילָה
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Qeilah
Phonetic Spelling: (keh-ee-law')
Short Definition: Keilah

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a city in Judah
NASB Translation
Keilah (18).

קְעִילָה18 proper name, of a location Κεειλα: in Judah, toward Philistines, ׳ק 1 Samuel 23:1 13t. 23 (קְעִלָה, 1 Samuel 23:3.13); Joshua 15:44 (P), compare 2 Chronicles 4:19 (genealogical scheme); post-exilic מֶּלֶח קְעִילָךְ Nehemiah 3:17,18; modern Kîl¹, approximately 8 miles northwest from Hebron, GASmGeogr. 230 BuhlGeogr. 193; clause Tel Amarna †ilti WklNo. 165, 11, 18, etc.

קעקע (√ of following; Late Hebrew קִעְקַע usually pull, tear (or cut) down, off, LevyNHWB Ecclus 10:15 (compare FräZAW xxi (1901), 192); also, as to Leviticus 19:28, incise, apparently reduplicated from a √ קוע (Thes) or קעע).


Perhaps from qala' in the sense of inclosing; citadel; Keilah, a place in Palestine -- Keilah.

see HEBREW qala'

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