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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An arid region of Israel south of the Judaean Hills and the Shephelah and east of the lower reaches of the Philistine Plain; location of the cities of Beer-sheba, Ziklag, Gerar, and Arad.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
NEGEB In the Bible the word “Negeb” (Heb negeb), or “Negev,” refers to one of the main regions of Palestine S of the hill country of Judah, W of the Arabah, and NE of the Sinai peninsula (see Gen 12:9; 13:1). The Hebrew word seems to mean “dry south country.” This entry contains three articles, one surveying
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Negeb. Southernmost region of Palestine. The name comes from the root “to be dry, parched,” although its basic meaning is “south country, south.” It is a specific area with no precise geographical boundaries. From north to south, the Negeb covers the area between Beersheba and Kadesh-barnea. From west
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NEGEB*, NEGEV Southernmost region of Palestine. The name comes from the root “to be dry, parched,” although its basic meaning is “south country, south.” It is an area with no precise geographical boundaries. From north to south, the Negev covers the area between Beersheba and Kadesh-barnea. From west
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Negev (neg´ev; Heb. negeb, “dry, parched, south country”), the southern part of Judah, and the largest region in the modern state of Israel. The Negev forms an inverted triangle with its base roughly following a line from Gaza past Beer-sheba to the Dead Sea. The line then runs south from the Dead Sea
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NEGEB. Translated “the South” in about 40 places in both the KJV and the RSV. The Negeb is comprised of about 4, 500 square miles of desert which composes the southern part of Judah and constituted nearly half the area of modern Israel before the 1967 war.The northern boundary of the Negeb may be drawn
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
NEGEB Heb. neḡeḇ, ‘the dry’, refers to the S lands of Palestine. Misconceptions arise from its translation as ‘the South’ in both av and rv, where some forty passages have described it inaccurately in this way. An indefinite region, it covers c. 1,200,000 hectares (4,520 sq. mls) or nearly half the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Negeb (Heb. neg̱eḇ)The southern area of ancient Palestine. Unlike the biblical term (apparently from the Semitic root “dry”) the modern designation “Negev” refers to the southern half of the modern state of Israel—from Beer-sheba southward to the Gulf of Aqaba. Only the northern portion of this region
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
NEGEV; NEGEB A region extending southwards from the border of Judah. The name denotes ‘dryness’ in Hebrew, but in the Bible it is sometimes used to refer to the south, and the Authorized Version usually has ‘south’ where the Hebrew Bible has ‘negeb’ or ‘negbah’. Geographically and from the point of view
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NEGEB (Hebrew, “arid land” or “south”) The vast expanse of parched and rugged land that spreads over southern Palestine and encompasses the northeast shoulder of the Sinai Peninsula. In Mosaic times, the Negeb was home to seminomadic peoples such as the Amalekites (Num 13:29) and even certain Canaanites