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Arabia
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The region east and south of the Levant, and also name of a Roman province from ad 106–636. Historically, Arabia included part or all of the land from the Red Sea in the west to the Persian in the east, and from the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and Euphrates River in the north, to the Indian Ocean in the south. The word “Arabia” is probably derived from “arabat” or “araba”—a Semitic word denoting “desert.”
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arabia
Arabia (עֲרָב‎, arav; Ἀραβία, Arabia). The region east and south of the Levant, and also name of a Roman province from ad 106–636. Historically, Arabia included part or all of the land from the Red Sea in the west to the Persian in the east, and from the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and Euphrates River in
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arabia (Place)
ARABIA (PLACE) [Heb ʿărab (עֲרַב)]. ARABIAN. The OT has no true geographical place name “Arabia,” the collective noun ʿărāb (“Arabs”) being used to designate the region; the geographical term “Arabia” appears only in Greek texts. Arabs are also sometimes referred to in the OT as bĕnê qedem “people
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arabia, Arabs
Arabia, Arabs. Peninsula in southwestern Asia, surrounded by sea on three sides and by the Fertile Crescent on the fourth. Politically, the Arabian peninsula is bounded on the north by the modern Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and by Iraq and on the south by the Indian Ocean. The Persian Gulf forms its
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arabia
Arabia ə-rāʹbē-ə [Heb. ʿaraḇ; NT GK. Arabia]. The large peninsula lying between Asia and Egypt, generally considered a part of southwest Asia but actually as much a part of Africa. It has often been termed “the home of the Semites.” I. Arabia In the BibleA. NamesB. In the OTC. In the Apocrypha
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arabia, Arabs
ARABIA, ARABS Peninsula in southwestern Asia, surrounded by sea on three sides and by the Fertile Crescent on the fourth. Politically, the Arabian peninsula is bounded on the north by the modern Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and by Iraq and on the south by the Indian Ocean. The Persian Gulf forms its eastern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arabia
Arabia (uh-ray´bee-uh), a vast, largely desert peninsula between Iraq and the Persian Gulf on the east, the Indian Ocean on the south, and the Red Sea on the west. The peninsula is sixteen hundred miles long by nearly fourteen hundred miles wide. The mountainous western escarpment along the Red Sea reaches
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arabia
ARABIA. A peninsula in SW Asia, bounded on the W by the Red Sea, on the S by the Indian Ocean, on the E by the Persian Gulf, and on the N by modern Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. Its area is almost one million square miles, about one-third the size of continental U.S.A. Classical geographers divided it into
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arabia
ArabiaA term used to refer to an area at times encompassing the north Syrian desert (cf. Paul’s detour “into Arabia” after his revelation, Gal. 1:17), at times the Sinai (the location of Mt. Sinai in “Arabia,” Gal. 4:25), and anomalously to gloss Saba in LXX Ps. 72:10, 15. Biblical Arabia was certainly
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arabia
Arabia [ə rāˊbĭ ə] (Heb. ˓araḇ “steppe,” “desertplateau”; Gk. Arabia). A large peninsula between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Arabia
ARABIA A peninsula 2,000 miles long and 600 miles wide between Africa and Asia, the most westerly of the three large peninsulas of southern Asia. Most of the central part is desert, with large scattered oases. The more fertile parts lie along its fringes, especially on the west, facing the Red Sea. The
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arabia
ARABIA The Hebrew noun ʿărāb was used in the Old Testament both for “Arabs” as a people and for the region in which they lived. The term was understood to mean various desert tribes beyond the frontiers of Israel (2 Chr 17:11, 21:16, 22:1, 26:7; Ezra 6:21; Isa 21:13; Jer 25:24). They are also called