Jab´nee-uhl; Heb., “Yah[weh] is builder”
1 A city in northwest Judah (Josh 15:11). Jabneel is the Jabneh of (2Chr 26:6) and Jamnia of the Apocrypha (1Macc 4:15; 1Macc 5:58; 2Macc 12:8; 2Macc 12:9). This was the site of the Jamnia council of 90 CE. It is believed by some that at this council the Jewish Sanhedrin established the canon of Hebrew scriptures. 2 A northern border city of the tribal allotment of Naphtali, west of the south end of the Sea of Galilee (Josh 19:33).