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Beth-arabah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah
Beth-Arabah (בַּיִת עֲרָבָה‎, bayith aravah). A village near Jericho (Josh 15:6, 61; 18:18, 22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah (Place)
BETH-ARABAH (PLACE) [Heb bêt hāʿărābâ (בֵּית הָעֲרָבָה)]. ARABATHITE. A city on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, near Jericho. It is mentioned four times in the OT, twice each in the boundary descriptions in Joshua 15 (vv 6, 61) and 18 (vv 18, 22). The name might mean “place of the depression” (BDB,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-arabah
Beth-arabah. One of six cities in the wilderness southeast of Jericho on the boundary between the territories of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:6, 61; 18:22). The modern Ain Gharbeh in the Wadi el-Quelt may be the site of Beth-arabah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Arabah
Beth-Arabah beth-ärʹəbə [Heb. bêṯ hā‘arāḇâ—‘house (place) of the Arabah’]. One of the six cities of Judah “in the wilderness” (Josh. 15:61). Also included in this group is En-gedi, a well-known location midway along the western shore of the Dead Sea, which suggests that the site is to be located
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah
BETH-ARABAH One of six cities in the wilderness southeast of Jericho on the boundary between the territories of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:6, 61; 18:22). The modern Ain Gharbeh in the Wadi el-Quelt may be the site of Beth-arabah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beth-Arabah
Beth-arabah (beth-air´uh-buh), a town on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:6, 61) and the southern border of Benjamin (Josh. 18:18, 22), possibly modern ‘Ain el-Gharbah southeast of Jericho.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Arabah
BETH-ARABAH. One of the six cities in the wilderness of Judah on the NE boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:6, 61; 18:22), called simply Arabah in Josh 18:18. It is situated near ’Ain-el-Gharba in the Wadi el-Kelt.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Arabah
Beth-Arabah (Heb. bêṯ-hāʿărāḇâ)A city on the border between Judah and Benjamin (although the border between the two tribes is listed as passing north of the settlement; Josh. 15:6; 18:18). It is alternatively listed as both a Judahite (Josh. 15:61) and a Benjaminite (18:22) town, suggesting it
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah
Beth-Arabah [bĕth ărˊə bə] (Heb. bêṯ hā˓arāḇâ “house of the Arabah”). A city at the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:6), in the “wilderness” (v. 61), between Jericho and the Dead Sea. That it was first allocated to Benjamin (18:22) suggests subsequent adjustments in the boundaries. It is
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-arabah
Beth-ar´abah (house of the desert), one of the six cities of Judah which were situated down in the Arabah, the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea, Josh. 15:61, on the north border of the tribe. It is also included in the list of the towns of Benjamin. Josh. 18:22.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah
BETH-AR´ABAH (beth-arʹa-ba; “house of the desert”). A town on the N end of the Dead Sea, and one of six cities belonging to Judah on the N border of the tribe (Josh. 15:6, 61); possibly to be located at modern ‘Ain el-Gharbah SW of Jericho. It was afterward included in the list of the towns of Benjamin
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Arabah
Beth-Arabahhouse of the desert, one of the six cities of Judah, situated in the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea (Josh. 18:22). In Josh. 15:61 it is said to have been “in the wilderness.” It was afterwards included in the towns of Benjamin. It is called Arabah (Josh. 18:18).