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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Vale, Valley. Five Hebrew words are translated "vale" or "valley." 1. Emek, signifying a "deep" broad valley, as the valley of Achor, Aijalon, Elan, Jezreel, Succoth, etc. 2. Gai or ge, signifying a "bursting," and used to designate narrow ravines or glens, as of Hinnom or Salt. Deuteronomy 34:6. 3. Nachal, meaning a "wâdy-bed," filled with water in winter, but dry in summer. Such, beds or valleys were Chereth, Eshcol, Sorek, Zered, etc. 4. Bikʾah, properly a "cleft," but applied to a broader space than a cleft or valley, and meaning sometimes a "plain," as that between Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon and Megiddo. Joshua 11:17; Joshua 13:17; Zechariah 12:11. 5. Has-Shephelah, wrongly rendered "vale" in A. V., but "lowland" in R. V., meant a broad tract of low Mils between the mountains of Judah and the coast-plain. Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 10:40.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Vale'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/v/vale.html. 1893.