Canaanite Cyclopean-Walled Kiryat Alba Became Known as Hebron Named for Levite Moses’ Uncle Upon Conquest


Hebron at the southern end of the Judaean Hills (20 miles south of Jerusalem) was named for Hebron, an uncle of Moses, upon the conquest of that great Canaanite city called Kiryat Alba, conquered by the Israelites led by Joshua. Abraham about six hundred years previously had purchased property there from a Hittite (Canaanite), the Cave of the Patriarchs, where Joseph’s bones were brought by Joshua.