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Holman Bible Dictionary

Shephelah

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(ssheh' fih lah) Transliteration of Hebrew geographical term meaning, “lowland.” Region of low foothills between the Philistine coastal plain and the highlands of Judah farther inland. It served as a battleground for Israel and Philistia during the period of the judges and early monarchy. Joshua 15:33-41 lists about thirty villages and towns located in the region. See Palestine .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Shephelah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/s/shephelah.html. 1991.

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