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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(עַיר הִמֵּלַח, city of the salt, so called prob. from the salt rocks still found in that vicinity; Sept. ἡ πόλις τῶν ἁλῶν,Vulg. civitas salis, Auth. Vers. "City of Salt"), a city in the Desert of Judah, mentioned between Nibshan and En-gedi (Joshua 15:62); probably situated near the south-western part of the Dead Sea. Compare the "Valley of Salt" (2 Samuel 8:13; Psalms 60:2).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ir-Ham-Melach'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/i/ir-ham-melach.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.