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(Heb. Rissah', רַסָּה , a ruin; Sept. ῾Ρεσσά v.r. ῾Ρεσσάν and Δεσσά ), the twentieth station of the Hebrews in the desert (Numbers 33:21-22). It lies, as there given, between Libnah and Kehelathah, and has been considered identical with Rasa in the Peuting. Itiner., thirty-two Roman miles from Ailah (Elah), and 203 miles south of Jerusalem, distinct, however, from the ῾Ρῆσσα of Josephus (Ant. 14, 15, 2). (See EXODE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Rissah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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