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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nahaliel (נַחֲלִיאֵל‎, nachali'el). One of the places where the Israelites camped during their wilderness journey (Num 21:19). Nahaliel is listed after Mattanah and before Bamoth.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nahaliel (Place)
NAHALIEL (PLACE) [Heb naḥălı̂ʾēl (נַחֲלִיאֵל)]. The location of one of Israel’s final encampments prior to entering Canaan (Num 21:19). It is listed after Mattanah and before Bamoth. Its name (“stream of ʾElʷ) implies that it was a wadi rather than a town. Eusebius (Onomast.) located it near the Arnon.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nahaliel. Temporary camping place for the Israelites during their wilderness wanderings, situated east of the Dead Sea in the vicinity of Moab between Mattanah and Bamoth (Nm 21:19). Its exact location is uncertain.See Wilderness Wanderings.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nahaliel nə-hāʹlē-əl [Heb naḥalîʾēl—‘wadi of ʾEl’; Gk B Naaliēl, A Manaēl]. One of the last stopping places in the march from Sinai to the Promised Land, between the Arnon gorge and Jericho (Nu. 21:19). Eusebius (Onom) placed it near the Arnon, and its name suggests that it was a wadi rather
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NAHALIEL Temporary camping place for the Israelites during their wilderness wanderings, situated east of the Dead Sea in the vicinity of Moab between Mattanah and Bamoth (Nm 21:19).See also Wilderness Wanderings.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nahaliel (nuh-hay´lee-uhl; Heb., “torrent valley of God”), a stopping point of the Israelites (Num. 21:19) during the wilderness wandering in the Transjordan. It is identified with modern Wadi Zerqa Mạin, which discharges into the Dead Sea north of the Arnon River.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NAHALIEL. A stopping place of the Israelites in the wilderness between Mattanah and Bamoth. It lies near the wilderness of Kedemoth, N of Moab, and was on the last part of the journey (Num 21:19). Since its name means “brook of God,” it may be either a N tributary of the Arnon River, the large Wadi Wala,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
NAHALIEL (Heb. naḥalî’ēl, ‘valley of God’). N of the Arnon (Nu. 21:19); now Wadi Zerka Ma‘in; famous in Rom. times for its warm springs, which flow into the Dead Sea 16 km from the Jordan (Josephus, BJ 1.657; 7.185).J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nahaliel (Heb. naḥălɩ̂ʾēl)An Israelite encampment near the end of the wilderness journey, E of the Dead Sea between Mattanah and Bamoth, and near the land of Moab. Nahaliel is not listed in the itinerary of Num. 33. Possible locations for the site are Wadi Wâlā, which flows into the Arnon River
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nahaliel [nə hāˊlĭ əl] (Heb. naḥalî˓ēlwâdī of El”). A place where Israel camped during the wilderness wanderings (Num. 21:19), between Mattanah and Bamoth. According to some scholars, the Wâdī Zerqā Mā˓în flowed through this valley to the Dead Sea 17 km. (10.5 mi.) north of the Arnon;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NAHALIEL One of the desert encampments during Israel’s journey to Canaan (Num 21:19).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Naha´liel (torrents of God), one of the halting-places of Israel in the latter part of their progress to Canaan. Num. 21:19. It lay “beyond,” that is, north of, the Arnon, ver. 13, and between Mattanah and Bamoth, the next after Bamoth being Pisgah.
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