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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arab
Arab, Place (אֲרַב‎, arav). A village in the hill country southwest of Hebron in the mountains of Judah (Josh 15:52).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arab (Place)
ARAB (PLACE) [Heb ʾărāb (אֲרָב)]. A town situated in the central hill country of Judah (Josh 15:52), within the same district as Hebron. This settlement, whose name perhaps means “hiding place” (from Heb ʾrb “to lie in ambush”), is listed among the towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:21–62;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arab
Arab. City in the hill country southwest of Hebron, given to Judah’s tribe after the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land (Jos 15:52). It is thought Arab is to be identified with modern Khirbet er-Rabiyeh.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arab
Arab ârʹab [Heb. arāḇ—‘ambush’]. A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52), probably er-Râbiyeh, 71/2 mi (12 km) SW of Hebron. The gentilic form ’arbî. “Arbite,” occurs in 2 S. 23:35.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arab
ARAB City in the hill country southwest of Hebron, given to Judah’s tribe after the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land (Jos 15:52).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arab
Arab (air´uhb).1 An inhabitant of Arabia. The term is applied to Geshem, who opposed rebuilding Jerusalem, in Neh. 2:19; 6:1. Isa. 13:20 uses the absence of Arab nomadic campsites as a symbol of desolation. Jeremiah refers to an Arab (nrsv: “nomad”; Heb. ‘arab) waiting for lovers in the wilderness as
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arab
ARAB1. A city, identified with Khirbet er-Rabiyeh, seven miles SW of Hebron, allotted to the tribe of Judah after the conquest by Joshua (Josh 15:52).2. A bedouin inhabitant of the Arabian peninsula, neighbors of the Hebrews to the S and E of Palestine. The word originally meant “waste” or “desolation.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arab
Arab (Heb. ʾărāḇ)A city in the hill country of Judah, SW of Hebron (Josh. 15:52); possibly the birthplace of Paarai “the Arbite” (2 Sam. 23:35). The site has been identified as modern er-Râbiyeh (153093), E of Dumah (Deir ed-Dômeh).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arab
Arab [ârˊăb] (Heb. ˒arāḇ “ambush”). A city in the hill country of Judah, southwest of Hebron (Josh. 15:52); possibly the birthplace of the Paarai mentioned at 2 Sam. 23:35. The site has been identified as modern er-Râbiyeh, east of Dumah (Deir ed-Dômeh).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arab
A´rab (ambush), a city of Judah in the mountainous district, probably in the neighborhood of Hebron; mentioned only in Josh. 15:52.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Arab
A´RAB (aʹrab; “ambush”). A city in the mountains of Judah, and given to that tribe (Josh. 15:52). It is located at modern er-Rabiyeh, a ruin E of Dumah.
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