was the town given to Joshua
in the Bible
. He requested it and the people gave it to him "at the order of the Lord". (-50 ) He built up the town and was later buried there (). Jewish tradition also places the tomb of Caleb
It was in the mountainous region of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. Some identify the place with Kifl Hares about 30 km southwest of Shechem, located northwest of Ariel.