|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Pre-eminent, a city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:48; 21:14).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
jat'-er (yattir, and yattir): A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in conjunction with Shamir and Socoh (Joshua 15:48); one of the cities given to the "children of Aaron the priest" (Joshua 21:14 1 Chronicles 6:57). David after his victory over the Amalekites sent a present of the spoil from Ziklag "to them that were in Jattir" (1 Samuel 30:27).
It is now Khirbet `Attir, an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dhariyeh and 20 miles Southeast of Belt Jibrin. This must Correspond to the "very large village Jethira" which is mentioned in Eusebius, Onomasticon (119 27; 133 3; 134 24, etc.) as 20 miles Southeast of Eleutheropolis (i.e. Beit Jibrin). The site is full of caves. See PEF, III, 408, Sh XXV.
E. W. G. Masterman
Jattir (4 Occurrences)
Joshua 15:48 In the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:14 Jattir with its suburbs, Eshtemoa with its suburbs, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 30:27 He sent it to those who were in Bethel, and to those who were in Ramoth of the South, and to those who were in Jattir, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 6:57 To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)