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Riblah

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Fruitful, an ancient town on the northern frontier of Palestine, 35 miles north-east of Baalbec, and 10 or 12 south of Lake Homs, on the eastern bank of the Orontes, in a wide and fertile plain. Here Nebuchadnezzar had his head-quarters in his campaign against Jerusalem, and here also Necho fixed his camp after he had routed Josiah's army at Megiddo (2 Kings 23:29-35; 25:6,20,21; Jeremiah 39:5; 52:10 ). It was on the great caravan road from Palestine to Carchemish, on the Euphrates. It is described (Numbers 34:11 ) as "on the eastern side of Ain." A place still called el Ain, i.e., "the fountain", is found in such a position about 10 miles distant. (See JERUSALEM .)

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Riblah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​r/riblah.html. 1897.
 
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