Achzib or Chezib, as it was with equal correctness pronounced by the Hebrews [deceitful].
1. A town of southern Palestine eventually included in Judah (Gen. 38:5; Josh, 15:44; Mic. 1:14). Probably the same place as Chozeba (1 Chron. 4:22). It is commonly identified with ruins at the spring Ain Kezbeh, which is apparently a corruption of the old name.
2. A town on the seacoast of Asher (Josh. 19:29), but from which the people of that tribe did not drive out the Canaanite inhabitants (Judg. 1:31). It was known as Ekdippa to the Greeks and Romans (War, 1:13, 4); and has been identified as Zib, eight and a half miles north of Acre.