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Arabah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An arid desert valley that runs from the south end of the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf of Aqaba, the northern tip of the Red Sea. The Arabah Valley is roughly 6 miles wide and 200 miles long. In modern usage, the term “Arabah” typically indicates the valley’s 100-mile stretch between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arabah
Arabah (עֲרָבָה‎, aravah; “desert,” “wasteland,” or “barren area”; modern “Aravah” or “Arava”). An arid desert valley that runs from the south end of the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf of Aqaba, the northern tip of the Red Sea. The Arabah Valley is roughly 6 miles wide and 200 miles long. In modern usage,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arabah (Place)
ARABAH (PLACE) [Heb ʿărābâ (עֲרָבָה)]. A biblical term variously used referring to all or portions of the Great Rift valley in Palestine, running from the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee) in the N, through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea, and from there to the Gulf of Aqaba in the S. Along with the coastal
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arabah
Arabah. Great valley dividing eastern and western Palestine. The Arabah extends south from the Sea of Galilee through the Jordan River valley to the Dead Sea and to the Gulf of Aqaba. Commonly known as the Rift Valley, the Arabah is about 6 miles wide and 200 miles long. The Dead Sea, located in the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arabah
Arabah arʹə-bə [Heb. hāʿarāḇâ]; AV usually PLAIN. The term frequently used in the OT of one of the principal geographical areas of Palestine, as contrasted with the coast lands, the Shephelah, the Negeb, and the mountainous regions. Variously translated as “plain,” “plains,” “desert,” “valley,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arabah
ARABAH Great valley dividing eastern and western Palestine. The Arabah extends south from the Sea of Galilee through the Jordan River valley to the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. Commonly known as the Rift Valley, the Arabah is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide and 200 miles (322 kilometers) long.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arabah
Arabah (air´uh-buh; Heb., “desert plain or steppe”), a term variously translated as “plain,” “desert,” or “wilderness” (Job 24:5; Ps. 68:7; Isa. 33:9). “The Arabah” refers to the rift valley south of the Lake of Galilee, with three divisions: the Jordan Valley north of the Dead Sea; the area of the Dead
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arabah
ARABAH. A Heb. word (˓árˊābâ) usually translated “plain” or “wilderness” in KJV. Literally the word means “arid”; hence it implies desert or wasteland (Job 39:6a; Isa 35:1, 6). With the article, this word is often transliterated in the RSV and in Josh 18:18 (KJV) as the name of the great Rift Valley
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arabah
ARABAH (Heb. ’arāḇâ). In the av the word is used only once in its original form (Jos. 18:18), although it is of frequent occurrence in the Hebrew text.1. The root rb, meaning ‘dry’, ‘burnt up’ and therefore ‘waste land’, is used to describe the desert steppe (Jb. 24:5; 39:6; Is. 33:9; 35:1, 6; Je.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arabah
Arabah (Heb. ʿărāḇâ)A term translated in some contexts as “desert,” “plain,” or “wilderness.” Its meanings are derived from a specific place known as “the Arabah,” distinguished from general contexts by the presence of the definite article (Josh. 11:16), which included three major regions within
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arabah
Arabah [ărˊə bə] (Heb. hā ˓arāḇâ, possibly “the desert”).† A region of Palestine distinguished from the coastal plain, the Negeb, the Shephelah, and the mountainous regions. While rendered only occasionally “plain” (Josh. 4:13; Zech. 14:10), it is actually a depression on the eastern side of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arabah
ARABAH (Hebrew, “arid”) A Hebrew word that is used variously to describe a desert or wilderness. When written with a definite article, the word means a particular place, probably the region of the Great Rift Valley, including the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea area stretching to Elath and the Gulf of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arabah
Ar´abah (burnt up). Although this word appears in the Authorized Version in its original shape only in Josh. 18:18, yet in the Hebrew text it is of frequent occurrence. It indicates more particularly the deep-sunken valley or trench which forms the most striking among the many striking natural features