is the name of two places in ancient Israel
mentioned in the Hebrew Bible
- A district in the north-west of Galilee, near to Tyre, containing twenty cities given to Hiram by Solomon as a reward for various services rendered to him in building the temple. (1 Kings 9:13) Hiram however was not pleased with the gift, the name signifying "good for nothing.". Josephus ("Ant." viii. 5, § 3) interprets "Cabul" as meaning, in Phoenician, "what does not please"; but doubt has been cast on this interpretation of the term.
- One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (Joshua 19:27) now the Kabul local council in Israel, 9 or east of Acco. Josephus ("Vita," § 43) refers to it as "the village of Chabolo situated in the confines of Ptolemais."