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Abarim

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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—Biblical Data:

A term applied to the edge of the Moabite plateau. From its most prominent headland, Mount Nebo, the western part of Judea was plainly visible (Jeremiah 22:20; Numbers 27:12, 23:47; Deuteronomy 32:49, and see Ezekiel 49:11, revised text, "S. B. O. T.").

G. B. L.

—In Rabbinical Literature:

The Midrash remarks that this mountain has four names: Abarim, Hor, Nebo, and the Heights of Pisgah. This is accounted for by the fact that the mountain was situated on the frontiers of four adjoining kingdoms. Since all were proud to have a share in Palestine, each regarded the mountain as belonging to itself and gave it a suitable name (Sifre, Deut. xxxvii; 76b, ed. Friedmann).

L. G.
Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Abarim'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​a/abarim.html. 1901.
 
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