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Located in the Transjordanian plateau in the modern nation of Jordan. Part of the biblical region of Gilead.
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Baqah Valley (Jordan)
BAQʿAH VALLEY (JORDAN). A valley 15 km NW of Amman and 625 meters above sea level on the Transjordanian plateau which has been the focus of a University Museum (Univ. of Pennsylvania) expedition since 1977. The project is under the general directorship of P. E. McGovern and has been jointly funded by
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BAQAH VALLEY. An area 15 km northwest of modern Amman, Jordan, its name derives from biqʿah (בִּקְעָה, “valley”). With its plentiful resources (soil, springs, clay) and central location (probably on the KING’S HIGHWAY), humans have inhabited the valley almost without interruption since late Middle Paleolithic