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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Maarath

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mā´a - rath ( מערת , ma‛ărāth ): A city in the hill country of Judah, mentioned between Gedor and Beth-anoth ( Joshua 15:59 ). The small village of Beit Ummar upon the watershed, a little to the West of the carriage road to Hebron and about a mile from Khirbet Jedur (Gedor), is a probable site. There are many rock tombs to its East. The village mosque is dedicated to Nebi Matta , i.e. Matthew. See PEF , III, 305, Sh XXI .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Maarath'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/m/maarath.html. 1915.

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