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(pay' ruh) Place name meaning, “heifer” or “young cow.” Village in territory of Benjamin about five miles northeast of Jerusalem, identified with modern khirbet el-Farah (Joshua 18:23 ). The Hebrew parath , often translated Euphrates (so KJV, NAS, NRSV), may refer to the spring Ain Farah at Jeremiah 13:4-7 . (Compare NAS, NRSV margin readings, “Parah.”) NIV, REB simply transliterate the term.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Parah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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