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Wilderness of Judah
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Wilderness of Judah
Judah, Wilderness of (מִדְבָּר יְהוּדָה‎, midbar yehudah). A region of the Negev near Arad (Judg 1:16; compare Psa 63:title).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Judah, Wilderness of (Place)
JUDAH, WILDERNESS OF (PLACE) [Heb midbar yĕhûdâ (מִדְבַּר יְהוּדָה)]. The Wilderness of Judah is an area roughly 10 miles (16 km) wide by 30 miles (50 km) long located E of a line rising out of the Jordan valley from the Wâdī Auja, ca. 4.5 miles (7 km) N of Jericho, passing within a half mile to
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
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Judean Desert
JUDEAN DESERT The region extending eastward from the hills of Judah, bordered on the east by the Dead Sea and on the south by the Plain of Beer-Sheba. It seems that in biblical times this name was applied to a more restricted area (Judg. 1:16). Arad is situated 20 miles east of Beer-Sheba and it thus
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Wilderness (Judean)
Wilderness (Judean)Southern Palestine; in the 4th–7th c., one of the major centers of early Christian monasticism. Monks came from all over the Empire to join monastic communities in this region. Most were first pilgrims who came initially to pray at the holy places; subsequently they chose to remain
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JUDAH, WILDERNESS OF [מִדְבַּר יְהוּדָהmidhbar yehudah; τῇ ἔρήμη τῆς Ἰουδαίας tē erēmē tēs Ioudaias]. A rugged, semi-arid “badlands” region east of the central hill country, located between the Dead Sea and Jerusalem (east-west) and between Jericho and the Negev (north-south). Being adjacent