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Also called Egrebeh. A town located near Dothan. Holofernes’ Edomite and Ammonite armies camped near here (Judith 7:18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ACRABA (PLACE) [Gk Egrebēl (Ἐγρεβηλ)]. A town situated southeast of Dothan in the eastern hills of Samaria (Jdt 7:18). The Assyrian general Holofernes had the Edomites and Ammonites stationed in this area while his troops cut off the water supply to the Israelite town of Bethulia. However, the location
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Acraba aʹkrə-bə [GK. Egrebēl, Ekrebēl] (Jth. 7:18); AV EKREBEL; NEB EGREBEL. A place SE of Dothan near Chusi by the brook Mochmur. It was here that several Edomite and Ammonite battalions, conjoined with the Assyrians against Israel, set up a watch to prevent the Israelites from obtaining food and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ACRABA Site where a contingent of the Edomite-Ammonite division of Holofernes’ army was stationed during the siege of Bethulia (Jdt 7:18). Acraba was probably located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Shechem, modern Nablus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EKREBEL<ek’-re-bel> ([Ἐκρεβήλ, Ekrebel]): Appears only in Judith 7:18. It lay on the brook Mochmur, South of Dothart. It is identical with Akrabbein, of which Eusebius (Onomasticon) speaks as the capital of the district of Akrabattine. It corresponds to the modern `Akrabeh, 8 miles Southeast of
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Acraba ak′ruh-buh (Εγρεβηλ). A place near which part of the army of Holofernes encamped when besieging the Israelites at Bethulia (Jdt. 7:18 RSV; the KJV has “Ekrebel,” and the NRSV, “Egrebeh” [apparently a typographic mistake for “Egrebel”]). It is usually identified with modern Akrabeh/Akrabeta, 25
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5