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Brook of the Arabah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Brook of the Arabah
Arabah, Brook of the (נַחַל הָעֲרָבָה‎, nachal ha'aravah). Also known as Wadi Arabah. A stream mentioned by Amos, together with the “entrance of Hamath,” to describe the breadth of Yahweh’s judgment against Israel (Amos 6:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arabah, Brook of the (Place)
ARABAH, BROOK OF THE (PLACE) [Heb naḥal hāʿărābâ (נַחַל הָעֲרָבָה)]. A place mentioned in Amos’s pronouncement of doom against Israel (Amos 6:14). Together with the “entrance of Hamath,” the Brook of the Arabah is used to delineate the geographical extent of Yahweh’s punishment: since the former
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Brook of the Arabah
Brook of the Arabah. Unidentifiable brook presumably draining into Arabah (Am 6:14, kjv river of the wilderness). The Arabah is part of the desert rift extending from the Sea of Galilee to East Africa. A wadi (stream bed) named Arabah is south of the Salt (Dead) Sea, but in the Bible, Arabah (“desert”
Arabah, Brook of the
Arabah, Brook of The. Dry stream bed in southern Palestine (Am 6:14).See Brook of the Arabah.
River of the Wilderness
River of the Wilderness. kjv reading for an unidentifiable brook in the Arabah in Amos 6:14; called Brook of the Arabah in the rsv.See Brook of the Arabah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Brook of the Arabah
BROOK OF THE ARABAH* Unidentifiable brook presumably draining into the Arabah (Am 6:14). The Arabah is part of the desert rift extending from the Sea of Galilee to East Africa. A wadi (streambed) named Arabah is south of the Salt (Dead) Sea, but in the Bible, Arabah (“desert” or “wilderness”) designates
Arabah, Brook of the
ARABAH*, BROOK OF THE Dry stream bed in southern Palestine (Am 6:14). See Brook of the Arabah.
River of the Wilderness
RIVER OF THE WILDERNESS* kjv reading for an unidentifiable brook in the Arabah in Amos 6:14; called brook of the Arabah in the rsv (nlt “valley of the Arabah”). See Brook of the Arabah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arabah, Wadi
Arabah, Wadi (Heb. naḥal hāʿărāḇâ)A stream representing Israel’s southern boundary in Amos’ oracle of doom (Amos 6:14). If identified with the brook Zered (Wadi el-Ḥesā), its crossing by the Israelites marked the end of their wilderness wanderings (Num. 21:12; Deut. 2:13–14). It may be the same
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brook of the Arabah
BROOK OF THE ARABAH Literally “brook of the wilderness.” A streambed that is dry most of the year and marked the southern border of Israel, the Northern Kingdom (2 Kings 14:25; Amos 6:14). It has sometimes been located at the Brook of Zered that joins the Dead Sea at its southeastern corner from the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Arabah, Brook (Wadi) of the
Arabah, Brook (Wadi) of the. The prophet Amos predicted that the Lord would send a nation to oppress Israel “all the way from Lebo Hamath to the valley of the Arabah” (Amos 6:14 NIV). The Hebrew expression naḥal hāʿărābâ is rendered variously: “the river of the wilderness” (KJV), “the Brook of the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARABAH, WADI
ARABAH, WADI air´uh-buh [נַחַל הָעֲרָבָהnakhal haʿaravah]. The Wadi ARABAH makes up one of the borders of Yahweh’s punishment in Amos’s vision of doom (Amos 6:14). It is often associated with the Wadi Zered, the crossing of which was the end of the Israelites’ wandering in the wilderness (Num 21:12;