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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Beth-Arabah

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(Heb. Beyth ha-Arabah', הָעֲרָבָה בֵּית , house of the desert; Sept. Βηθάραβα v. r. Βαιθαραβά and Θαραβαάμ; in Joshua 18:22, Βηθαβαρά v. r. Βαιθαβαρά ), one of the six cities of Judah which were situated in the Arabah, i.e. the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea ("wilderness," Joshua 15:61), on the north border of the tribe, and apparently between Beth-hoglah and the high land on the west of the Jordan valley (Joshua 15:6). It was afterward included in the list of the towns of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22). It is elsewhere (Joshua 18:18) called simply ARABAH (See ARABAH) (q.v.). It seems to be extant in the ruins called Kusr Hajla, a little south-west of the site of Beth-hoglah (q.v.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Beth-Arabah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/b/beth-arabah.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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