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2. The barren eastern part of the Judean mountains stretching toward the Dead Sea. The Hill of Hachilah was on the edge of this desert (1 S. 23:19; 26:1, 3), and the Arabah was to its south (1 S. 23:24). This desolate region of waterless land and soft chalky hills with numerous caves has been throughout
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeshimon (ji-shi´mon; Heb., “desert,” “barren waste”). The Hebrew word that is sometimes rendered as the proper name Jeshimon is also sometimes translated “a barren wilderness” (cf. Deut. 32:10; Ps. 107:4). Indeed, that seems to be the meaning in the majority of uses, but there are a few instances in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JESHIMON (Heb. yešîmōn, ‘waste’, ‘desert’). Apparently used as a proper noun in Nu. 21:20; 23:28; 1 Sa. 23:19, 24; 26:1, 3. G. A. Smith, followed by G. E. Wright and F. V. Filson, identifies the name simply with the wilderness of Judaea, but there is reason to think that in the Nu. references a location
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jeshimon (Heb. yĕšɩ̂môn)A desert region characterized by lack of rainfall and vegetation; a wasteland. Jeshimon is used to refer to desert regions in general (Deut. 32:10; Isa. 43:19; Ps. 68:7 [MT 8]; 78:40; 106:14; 107:4) and to two specific desert locations.1. A desert region E of the Judean mountains
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JESH´IMON (jeshʹi-mon; “a waste, a desolation,” Num. 21:20; 23:28, KJV, NIV, and NASB marg.; 1 Sam. 23:19; etc.). “In the OT the wilderness of Judea is called the Jeshimon, a word meaning devastation, and no term can better suit its haggard and crumbling appearance. It covers some thirty-five miles by