Places Study on Arabah

Places Study on Arabah

Joshua 15: And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
Joshua 15: In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
Joshua 18: And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah:
Joshua 18: And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,

Chain Links

Topics

arabah

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Arabah
ARABAH . The name given by the Hebrews to the whole of the great depression from the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf of Akabah. (For the part N. of the Dead Sea, see Jordan.) The name is now applied only to the southern part, extending from a line of white cliffs that cross the valley a few miles S. of the Dead Sea. The floor of the valley, about 10 miles broad at the N. end, gradually rises towards the S., and grows narrower, until, at a height of 2000 feet above the Dead Sea, nearly opposite Mt. Hor, the width is only about 1 / 2 mile. The average width thence to Akabah is about 5 miles. The surface is formed of loose gravel, stones, sand, with patches of mud. Up to the level of the Red Sea everything indicates that we are traversing an old sea-bottom. Apart from stunted desert shrub and an occasional acacia, the only greenery to be seen is around the springs on the edges of the valley, and in the wadys which carry the water from the adjoining mountains into the Wâdy el-Jaib , down which it flows to the Dead Sea. The great limestone plateau, et-Tîh , the Wilderness of Paran, forms the western boundary, and the naked crags of Edom the eastern. Israel traversed the Arabah when they went to Kadesh-barnea, and again when they returned to the south to avoid passing through the land of Edom ( Numbers 20:21 ; Numbers 21:4 , Deuteronomy 2:6 ).

W. Ewing.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Beth-Arabah
House of the desert, one of the six cities of Judah, situated in the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea (Joshua 18:22 ). In Joshua 15:61 it is said to have been "in the wilderness." It was afterwards included in the towns of Benjamin. It is called Arabah ( Joshua 18:18 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Arabah
(Joshua 18:18) ("the plain", is akin to "Arabia".) The article in Hebrew marks it as some definite spot, namely, the deep sunken gorge extending from mount Hermon to the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea; the most extraordinary depression on the earth. The Jordan rushes for 150 miles through its northern part (el Ghor) by lakes Huleh and Gennesareth, to the deep abyss of the Dead Sea. The Ghor extends to precipitous cliffs, 10 miles S. of the Dead Sea. Thence to the gulf of Akaba it resumes its old name, wady el Arabah. In Joshua 11:16; Joshua 12:8, the Arabah takes its place among the natural divisions of the country, and in Deuteronomy 3:17 in connection with the sea of Chinnereth (Gennesareth) and the Dead Sea.

In the plural it is connected with either Jericho or Moab; the Arabah being in Jericho's case W. of Jordan, in Moab's case E. of Jordan, bore and parched as contrasted with the rich fields of the upper level. The S. Arabah was the scene of Israel's wanderings in the wilderness, N. of which stood Hormah and Kadesh. They went down the Arabah southwards (after Edom's refusal to let them pass), from mount Hor, toward the head of the gulf, then up one of the left wadies, by the back of mount Seir to Moab. Remains of a Roman road are traceable along this route. From the absence of the Jordan in S. Arabah circles of verdure are scarce, such as are met in the Ghor. Its length is 100 miles, its breadth narrowing from 14 at its broadest to about three miles at its entrance into the gulf. The limestone ranges of The in long white lines stand on the W. crowned with the table land of "the wilderness of the wanderings" (et Tih), and rise 1500 feet above the Arabah.

The pass En Nukb is that of the Mecca pilgrims, between the Akabah and Suez mounts. The other pass, Es Sufah, is probably that at which Israel was defeated by the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 1:44; Numbers 14:48-45). It goes not, as En, Nukb, from the Arabah to the plateau, but from it to a level 1000 feet higher. The Ghor stands nearly due N. and S.; the Arabah N.N.E. by S.S.W. On the E. dark porphyry is the body of the mountain; above it sandstone ridges, and highest of all limestone. But Hor is 5000 feet high. According to Isaac's promise to Esau, the dwelling of his descendants is "the fatness of the earth, with grain and wine" (Genesis 27:37-39). A line of chalk cliffs six miles S.W. of the Dead Sea is the bound between the Ghor on the N. and the Arabah on the S. The Ghor ends with the marsh beneath them. The Arabah begins level with their summit.

The wady el Jeib is the drain of the Arabah, and the route for entering the valley from the N. Heat, desolation, and barrenness characterize this desert. The sirocco blows almost continually, and the ghudah, the arta, the Anthia variegata, the coloquinta, and the tamarisk, almost the only traces of vegetation. The supposition that the Jordan once flowed through the Arabah into the Red Sea is not likely; for the Red Sea and the Mediterranean are nearly on one level. The depression of the surface of the sea of Galilee is 652 feet, that of the Dead Sea 1316 feet, below the surface of the Mediterranean, and so of the Red Sea. The Jordan therefore could not have flowed into the gulf of Akabah. The northern part of the Arabah drains into the Dead Sea, the land rising from the N. to the S. The southern part drains into the gulf of Akabah, the land rising from it to the N.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Beth-Arabah
Joshua 15:6; Joshua 15:61. One of the six cities of Judah, situated in the Arabah or sunken valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea; between Bethhoglah and the high land on the W. Included in Benjamin (Joshua 18:22).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Arabah
Plain, in the Revised Version of 2 Kings 14:25 ; Joshua 3:16 ; 8:14 ; 2 Samuel 2:29 ; 4:7 (in all these passages the A.V. has "plain"); Amos 6:14 (A.V. "wilderness"). This word is found in the Authorized Version only in Joshua 18:18 . It denotes the hollow depression through which the Jordan flows from the Lake of Galilee to the Dead Sea. It is now called by the Arabs el-Ghor. But the Ghor is sometimes spoken of as extending 10 miles south of the Dead Sea, and thence to the Gulf of Akabah on the Red Sea is called the Wady el-Arabah.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Arabah
(behth-ar' uh bah) Place name meaning, “house of the desert.” A border town of tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:6 , Joshua 15:61 ) also claimed as a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22 ). It may be modern Ain el-Gharbah southeast of Jericho.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-Arabah
BETH-ARABAH (‘place of the Arabah’ [wh. see], Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:61 ; Joshua 18:22 ). A place in the Jericho plain, apparently north of Beth-hoglah, in the ‘wilderness.’ The name has not been recovered.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Brook of the Arabah
Literally, “brook of the wilderness.” A stream bed that is dry most of the year and marked the southern border of Israel, the northern kingdom (2 Kings 14:25 ; Amos 6:14 ). It has sometimes been located at the Brook of Zered which joins the Dead Sea at its southeastern corner from the east. More likely, it is either the wadi el-Qelt, flowing from Jericho to the west, or the wadi el-Kefren from the northern end of the Dead Sea flowing to the east.



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Arabah
This occurs as a proper name only once in the A.V. where it should read 'the Arabah,' Joshua 18:18 ; but it occurs in many other passages where it is translated 'a plain' or 'the plain,' and is also translated 'desert,' 'wilderness,' etc. It refers to the plain situated between two series of hills that run from the slopes of Hermon in the north to the Gulf of Akaba in the far south. It is in this plain that the Jordan runs, and in which is the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, also called 'the Sea of the Plain.' About 7 miles south of the Dead Sea the plain is crossed by some hills: all north of this is now called el-Ghor, but the plain south of it retains the name of the Wady-el-Arabah. This latter part is about 100 miles in length, and the northern part about 150, so that for nearly 250 miles this wonderful plain or valley extends.

It might naturally be thought that the Jordan had at some time, after running into the Dead Sea, continued to run south until it poured itself into the Gulf of Akaba. But this is not probable, for the Dead Sea is nearly 1,300 feet below the sea, and the southern part is from end to end higher than the Ghor, The width of the Arabah is in some parts about 15 miles, but further south not more than 3 or 4. The southern end is also called the Wilderness of Zin, and it was in this part of the Arabah that a good deal of the wanderings of the people of Israel took place, before they turned to the east and left the plain on their left.

There can be no doubt that scripture uses the name 'Arabah' for the whole of the plain, both north and south. The northern part is referred to in Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Deuteronomy 4:49 ; Joshua 3:16 ; Joshua 12:3 ; Joshua 18:18 : and the southern part in Deuteronomy 1:1 ; Deuteronomy 2:8 . In other passages, especially in the prophetic books, the plain in general may be alluded to. It extends nearly due north and south, but bears toward the west before it reaches the Gulf.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Arabah
(ar' uh bayh) Place name meaning, “dry, infertile area” and common Hebrew noun meaning desert with hot climate and sparse rainfall. 1. Modern usage refers specifically to the rift area below the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Elath or Aqaba, a distance of 110 miles. This was a copper-mining region and was guarded by military fortresses. Control of the Arabah along with control of the Red Sea port on its southern end meant control of valuable trade routes and sea routes connecting to southern Arabia and eastern Africa. See Deuteronomy 2:8 ; 1 Kings 9:26-27 . 2 . The wilderness of Judah encompassing the eastern slopes of the mountains of Judah with little rain, deep canyons, and steep cliffs where David hid from Saul (1 Samuel 23:24-25 ). 3 . The entire Jordan Valley running 70 miles from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, or more precisely the desert areas above the actual Zor or lushly fertile areas on the immediate shore of the Jordan. See Deuteronomy 3:17 (RSV; NIV); Joshua 8:14 (TEV; NIV); Joshua 11:2 , Joshua 11:16 ; Joshua 12:8 (NAS; NIV); 2 Samuel 2:29 (NAS; NIV); Jeremiah 39:4 (NAS; NIV); Ezekiel 47:8 (NAS; NIV); Zechariah 14:10 (NIV).

4. Sea of the Arabah is the Dead Sea. See NAS, NIV, RSV of Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Deuteronomy 4:49 ; Joshua 3:16 ; 2 Kings 14:25 . 5 . The Araboth of Moab or plains of Moab includes the eastern shore of the Dead Sea south of the wadi Nimrim. Notice NEB translation as “lowlands of Moab.” See Numbers 22:1 ; Numbers 31:12 ; Numbers 36:13 ; Deuteronomy 34:1 ; Joshua 13:32 . 6 . The desert area or the eastern border of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. See Joshua 12:1 (NAS, NIV, RSV). 7. The Araboth of Jericho or plains of Jericho represent the area near the Jordan once dominated by the city state of Jericho. ( Joshua 4:13 ; Joshua 5:10 ; 2 Kings 25:5 ; Jeremiah 39:5 ). 8 . The brook of the Arabah represents the southern border of Israel (Amos 6:14 ), possibly the River Zered, the wadi el-Qelt, or the wadi Hefren.



Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Arabah
The Hebrews used the word arabah to denote semi-desert land. In particular they used the word as a name for that deep, hot and dry valley that ran north-south from the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf of Aqabah (the north-eastern arm of the Red Sea) (Deuteronomy 1:1; Deuteronomy 2:8; Deuteronomy 4:49; Joshua 11:2; Joshua 18:18-19). The Dead Sea, which was the deepest part of this long valley, was known as the Sea of the Arabah (Deuteronomy 3:17). (For details see PALESTINE, sub-heading Arabah’.)

Sentence search

Arbathite - (ahr' bath ite) Resident of Beth-Arabah (2 Samuel 23:31 ). See Beth-Arabah
Champaign - Hebrew has preposition meaning in front of or opposite Gilgal and Arabah. See Arabah
ar'Bathite, - a native of the Arabah or Ghor . [ Arabah ] Abi-albon the Arbathite was one of David's mighty men
Beth-Arabah - BETH-Arabah (‘place of the Arabah’ [wh
Laban (1) - Perhaps Libnah (Numbers 33:20); near the Elanitic gulf or the Arabah desert. of the Arabah, N
Arabah - The Hebrews used the word Arabah to denote semi-desert land. The Dead Sea, which was the deepest part of this long valley, was known as the Sea of the Arabah (Deuteronomy 3:17). (For details see PALESTINE, sub-heading Arabah
Arabah - Thence to the gulf of Akaba it resumes its old name, wady el Arabah. In Joshua 11:16; Joshua 12:8, the Arabah takes its place among the natural divisions of the country, and in Deuteronomy 3:17 in connection with the sea of Chinnereth (Gennesareth) and the Dead Sea. ... In the plural it is connected with either Jericho or Moab; the Arabah being in Jericho's case W. Arabah was the scene of Israel's wanderings in the wilderness, N. They went down the Arabah southwards (after Edom's refusal to let them pass), from mount Hor, toward the head of the gulf, then up one of the left wadies, by the back of mount Seir to Moab. Arabah circles of verdure are scarce, such as are met in the Ghor. crowned with the table land of "the wilderness of the wanderings" (et Tih), and rise 1500 feet above the Arabah. It goes not, as En, Nukb, from the Arabah to the plateau, but from it to a level 1000 feet higher. ; the Arabah N. and the Arabah on the S. The Arabah begins level with their summit. ... The wady el Jeib is the drain of the Arabah, and the route for entering the valley from the N. The supposition that the Jordan once flowed through the Arabah into the Red Sea is not likely; for the Red Sea and the Mediterranean are nearly on one level. The northern part of the Arabah drains into the Dead Sea, the land rising from the N
Willows, Brook of the - In Amos 6:14 nachal ha'Arabah "the brook of the Arabah. in the Arabah, and flows into the southern end of the Dead Sea, so that in Amos' time Moab's southern bound was now become Israel's southern bound and Israel had no enemy W. end of the peninsula of the Dead Sea, so that Arabah in Amos 6:14 may mean "willow brook" instead of brook of the Arabah, or Ghor, the southern continuation of the depressed valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea, toward the Red Sea
Arbathite - (See Arabah
Arbathite - Native of the northern Arabah, or el-Ghor
Champaign - The word is Arabah, Deuteronomy 11:30 , and is elsewhere translated 'plain, desert, wilderness
Arbathite - ‘A native of Beth-Arabah,’ a town in the wilderness of Judah ( Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:51 ; Joshua 18:22 )
Brook of Zered - The Brook of Zered is the same as the Brook of the Willows (Isaiah 15:7 ), the dry stream bed of 2 Kings 3:16 (see 2 Kings 3:22 ), and perhaps the same as the Brook of the Arabah (Amos 6:14 ), though see Brook of the Arabah
Beth-Arabah - One of the six cities of Judah, situated in the Arabah or sunken valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea; between Bethhoglah and the high land on the W
Bithron - " a district in the Arabah or Jordan valley E
Arabah - where it should read 'the Arabah,' Joshua 18:18 ; but it occurs in many other passages where it is translated 'a plain' or 'the plain,' and is also translated 'desert,' 'wilderness,' etc. ' About 7 miles south of the Dead Sea the plain is crossed by some hills: all north of this is now called el-Ghor, but the plain south of it retains the name of the Wady-el-Arabah. But this is not probable, for the Dead Sea is nearly 1,300 feet below the sea, and the southern part is from end to end higher than the Ghor, The width of the Arabah is in some parts about 15 miles, but further south not more than 3 or 4. The southern end is also called the Wilderness of Zin, and it was in this part of the Arabah that a good deal of the wanderings of the people of Israel took place, before they turned to the east and left the plain on their left. ... There can be no doubt that scripture uses the name 'Arabah' for the whole of the plain, both north and south
Moserah - Moserah lay probably on the western side of the Arabah under the mountain bluff; now el Makrah
Salt, Valley of - It is supposed to be in the northern part of the Arabah valley, south of the Dead Sea
Zin, Wilderness of - ) It probably stretched from the Arabah on the E. as the Arabah, and as far W. ) The Arabah separated it from the mountains of Edom
Halak, the Mount - of the Dead Sea; the southern limit of the Ghor, the northern limit of the Arabah
Zephath - The site is identified with khirbet Masas on the main road from Beer-sheba to the Arabah valley
Brooks of the Willows - The Hebrew name can be read as a plural form of the Brook of the Arabah, but two separate waterways are meant
Beth-ar'Abah - (house of the desert ), one of the six cities of Judah which were situated down in the Arabah, the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea, ( Joshua 15:61 ) on the north border of the tribe
Beth-Arabah - It is called Arabah ( Joshua 18:18 )
Wagon - The Oriental wagon, or Arabah , is a vehicle composed of two or three planks fixed on two solid circular blocks of wood from two to five feet in diameter, which serve as wheels
Desert - Arabah. Arabah in the sense of the Jordan valley is translated by the word "desert" only in Ezekiel 47:8 A. reads Arabah
Desert -
Arabah . [Arabah ] Arabah in the sense of the Jordan valley is translated by the word "desert" only in (Ezekiel 47:8 ) ... MIDBAR
e'Zion-ga'Ber, - It probably stood at Ain el-Ghudyan , about ten miles up what is now the dry bed of the Arabah, but which was probably then the northern end of the gulf
Teman - It was divided from the hills of Paran by the low plain of Arabah (Habakkuk 3:3 )
Irnahash - ” Modern deir Nahhas about five and one half miles north of Lydda or khirbet Nahash on the northern end of the Arabah
Hashmonah - of the Arabah, is a pool still of sweet living water, surrounded by verdure, and with traces of ruins (Robinson, Biblical Research, 2:119)
Eziongaber or Eziongeber - Probably the same as Ain el Ghudyan, now ten miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, the sea having receded
Seir - The name of a mountainous district east of the ‘Arabah, peopled by the Edomites
Zalmonah - Others place Zalmonah in the wady Ithm, which runs into the Arabah near Elath
Hor - side of the Arabah, close to Petra. The host encamped in the Arabah below at Moseroth (Numbers 33:30), or Mosera (Deuteronomy 10:6). " Moses' death was in solitude, but with Gilead's heights, and Benjamin's hills, and the rich Jordan valley in view; whereas Aaron's last looks rested on rugged Edom, and chalky mount Seir, and the red sandstone rocks round Petra, and the dreary Arabah
Kadesh or Kadesh-Barnea - It is said, in Numbers 20:16 , to lie in the "uttermost border of Edom," and was probably situated very near the great valley El-Arabah, south of the Dead Sea. Robinson found a watering place answering well to the indications in Scripture, on the western border of El-Arabah, about twenty-seven miles from the Dead Sea
Shit'Tim - " it was "in the Arboth-moab, by Jordan-Jericho," (Numb 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; 33:48,49 That is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley, opposite Jericho
Hor, Mount - It is the range of mountains on the eastern side of the wady Arabah; from which the scene of mountain peaks is described as awfully majestic
Arabah - Control of the Arabah along with control of the Red Sea port on its southern end meant control of valuable trade routes and sea routes connecting to southern Arabia and eastern Africa. Sea of the Arabah is the Dead Sea. The brook of the Arabah represents the southern border of Israel (Amos 6:14 ), possibly the River Zered, the wadi el-Qelt, or the wadi Hefren
Abiel - One of David’s heroes ( 1 Chronicles 11:32 ), from Beth-Arabah in the wilderness of Judah ( Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:61 ; Joshua 18:22 )
Punon - ” Edomite mining center located at the junction of the wadi el-Gheweil and wadi esh-Sheqer on the east side of the Arabah about twenty-five miles south of the Dead Sea
Gebal - of the Dead Sea, whose inhabitants made a league with Edomites, Moabites, and the Bedouin of the Arabah against Israel, on some unknown occasion ( Psalms 83:7 ), possibly the Gentile attack described in 1Ma 5:1-68
Zin - (flat ), the name given to a portion of the desert tract between the Dead Sea, Ghor , and Arabah on the east, and the general plateau of the Tih which stretches westward
Hor - A mountain of a conical form in the range of mount Seir, on the east side of the Arabah, or great valley running from the Dead sea to the Elanitic gulf
Desert - Arabah (now the Ghor) is the designation of the sunken valley N. In the prophets and poetical books Arabah is used generally for a waste (Isaiah 35:1). (See Arabah
Suph - A place-name in Deuteronomy 1:1 ‘In the Arabah over against Suph’; AV [Note: Authorized Version
Paran - Abounding in foliage, or abounding in caverns, (Genesis 21:21 ), a desert tract forming the north-eastern division of the peninsula of Sinai, lying between the 'Arabah on the east and the wilderness of Shur on the west
Arabah - But the Ghor is sometimes spoken of as extending 10 miles south of the Dead Sea, and thence to the Gulf of Akabah on the Red Sea is called the Wady el-Arabah
Beth-Jeshimoth - of the Arabah towards the Dead Sea
Arabah - Arabah . Israel traversed the Arabah when they went to Kadesh-barnea, and again when they returned to the south to avoid passing through the land of Edom ( Numbers 20:21 ; Numbers 21:4 , Deuteronomy 2:6 )
Mehunims - This word is in Hebrew the plural of Ma'on, and thus denotes the Maonites who inhabited the country on the eastern side of the Wady el-Arabah
Salt, Valley of - This valley (the' Arabah) is between Judah and Edom on the south of the Dead Sea
se'ir - " (Genesis 14:6 ) It is the original name of the mountain range extending along the east side of the valley of Arabah, from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic, Golf. The Mount Seir of the: Bible extended much farther south than the modern province, as is shown by the words of (2:1-8) It had the Arabah on the west, vs
Edom - (ee' duhm) The area southeast and southwest of the Dead Sea, on opposite sides of the Arabah, was known as Edom in biblical times and was the home of the Edomites. Yet not all of Edom was wilderness; the vicinity of present-day Tafileh and Buseireh, east of the Arabah, is fairly well watered, cultivable land, and would have boasted numerous villages during Old Testament times. ”... Most of the biblical passages pertaining to Edom refer to this Edomite center east of the Arabah. Yet there are other passages which presuppose that the territory west of the Arabah, south of the Judean hill country and separating Judah from the Gulf of Aqaba, was also part of Edom. Apparently this secured Davidic control of the Edomite area west of the Arabah as well as access to the Gulf of Aqaba. ... By New Testament times a people of Arabic origin known as the Nabateans had established a commercial empire with its center in the formerly Edomite territory east of the Arabah. Only the formerly Edomite territory west of the Arabah was still known as Idumea (Edom)
Seir - ... ... The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea
Idumaea - ] only in Mark 3:8 ) of the name Edom , originally the territory east of the Jordan-Arabah valley and south of the land of Moab. ... After the fall of Babylon the pressure of the desert Arabs forced the Edomites across the Jordan-Arabah valley, and the people and name were extended westward
Wilderness of the Wandering, - It was bordered on the east by the valley of the Arabah, which runs from the Dead Sea to the head of the eastern branch of the Red Sea. Toward the close of the forty years from Egypt they again assembled at Kadesh, and, once more under the leadership of the Shechinah, they marched down the Arabah on their way to the promised land
Dizahab - The writer of Deuteronomy 1:1 thought of this as a town on the further side of the Jordan, in the ‘Arabah, on the border of Moab, ‘over against Suph,’ and as belonging to a group of places which he names. If ‘Ain el-Huderah , between Jebel Musa and ‘Akabah, represents a Hazeroth , and if Laban = Libnah ( Numbers 33:20 ), not far from ‘Ain el-Huderah , these are at too great a distance from the ‘Arabah
Hor - Mount Hor is situated on the eastern side of the great valley of the Arabah , the highest and most conspicuous of the whole range of the sandstone mountains of Edom, having close beneath it on its: eastern side the mysterious; city of Petra. " Its height Isaiah 4800 feet above the Mediterranean; that is to say, about 1700 feet above the town of Petra, 4800 above the level of the Arabah, and more than 6000 above the Dead Sea
Gebal - It is the northern part of the range of mountains skirting the eastern side of the great valley El-Arabah, which runs from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea, Psalm 83:7
Zephath - Now the pass es Sufa from the Arabah border up to the high level of the S
Edom - The country extended from the Dead Sea southward to the Gulf of Akabah, and from the valley of the Arabah eastward to the desert of Arabia, being about 125 miles long and 30 miles wide
Ezion-Geber - It is supposed that anciently the north end of the gulf flowed further into the country than now, as far as 'Ain el-Ghudyan, which Isaiah 10 miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, and that Ezion-geber may have been there
Paran, or el-Paran - Genesis 14:6 , a large tract of desert country lying south of Palestine, and west of the valley El Arabah, which runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Akaba
Edom - It was a mountainous region, divided down the centre by a semi-desert valley known as the Arabah. (For details of the Arabah see PALESTINE. From Ezion-geber it went north over the mountainous plateau on the east of the Arabah to Moab, Ammon and Syria. In their search for refuge and security, many Edomites moved west across the Arabah and settled in Judean territory around Hebron
Hor - , the western, side of the Arabah
Ezion Geber - into the Arabah, some miles N
Abel-Shittim - That is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, at that part which belonged to Moab, where the streams from the eastern mountains flourished many acacias
Salt, Valley of - (See EDOM Near the salt mountain (Usdum), the upper part of the Arabah or plain S
ba'Shan - It extended from the "border of Gilead" on the south to Mount Hermon on the north, (3:3,10,14; Joshua 12:5 ; 1 Chronicles 5:23 ) and from the Arabah or Jordan valley on the west to Salchah (Sulkhad ) and the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites on the east
Siddim, the Vale of - The plain is in part enclosed between the southern end of the lake and the heights which terminate the Ghor and commence the wady Arabah
ar'Abah - From their summits, southward to the Gulf of Akabah, the valley changes its name, or, it would be more accurate to say, retains old name of Wady el-Arabah
Wilderness - ... ... 'Arabah, the name given to the valley from the Dead Sea to the eastern branch of the Red Sea. In Deuteronomy 1:1 ; 2:8 , it is rendered "plain" (RSV, "Arabah")
Hormah - frontier of Canaan, the pass by which Israel probably ascended from the Et Tih desert and the Arabah. from the Arabah, past Rakhmah or Hormah, would come to the wide plain, es Sir, the "Seir" of Deuteronomy 1:44
Wilderness - What is known distinctively as the "wilderness of the Wandering" is the great central limestone plateau between the granite region of Sinai on the south, the sandy desert on the north, and the valley of the Arabah on the east
Seir, Mount - of the Arabah, or "the plain from Elath and Ezion Geber. When Israel was refused leave to go the direct route to Moab through Edom's valleys (Numbers 20:20-21) they marched circuitously round the mountains down the Arabah between the limestone cliffs of the Tih on the W
Kabzeel - of the Dead Sea, the bed of a torrent descending from the Arabah to the Ghor
Elath - The great sand valley called El-Arabah, and towards the north El-Ghor, runs from this gulf to the Dead Sea
pa'Ran, el-pa'Ran - (peace of caverns ), a desert or wilderness, bounded on the north by Palestine, on the east by the valley of Arabah, on the south by the desert of Sinai, and on the west by the wilderness of Etham, which separated it from the Gulf of Suez and Egypt
Desert - ... Arabah often appears as a synonym for midbar . Arabah is never used to describe pasturelands. It serves as the eastern boundary of the Promised Land and is often translated, “plain,” if it is not transliterated as “Arabah” ( Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 12:1 )
Tamar - If identical with 4, this Tamar likely served as a supply depot for Solomon's mines in the Arabah and as a frontier post to guard the border with Edom
Hill, Hill-Country - ; the midbar or moorland, and the ’Arabah or steppes of the S
Sid'Dim - Robinson and others in identifying the valley of Siddim with the enclosed plain which intervenes between the south end of the lake and the range of heights which terminate the Ghor and commence the Wady Arabah
Jabin - of the mountains of Naphtali and in the Arabah S
Kadesh - It was "eleven days," or about 165 miles, distant from Horeb, Deuteronomy 1:2 : on the border of Edom, Numbers 20:16; not far from Gerar, Genesis 20:1; to the east of Bered, Genesis 16:14; in the desert of Zin, Numbers 20:1; Numbers 27:14; Numbers 33:36; Deuteronomy 32:51; and the point to which Chedorlaomer returned, having driven the Horites over the Arabah into the Et Tih region, and then going northward
Desert - The name Arabah is specially applied to the deep valley of the Jordan (the Ghor of the Arabs), which extends from the lake of Tiberias to the Elanitic gulf. While Midbar Denotes properly a pastoral region, Arabah Denotes a wilderness. It is a symbol of temptation, solitude, and persecution ( Isaiah 27:10 , Midbar_; 33:9, _Arabah )
Libnah - The Laban of Deuteronomy 1:1, near the Arabah and Elanitic gulf. of the Arabah
Paran - by the northern part of the Elanitic gulf, and the Arabah dividing it from the Edom mountains. Not so wild looking as the Arabah, nor yet relieved by such fertile valleys as lie amidst the granite mountains of Sinai
Hor - Mount Hor is on the western side of the great valley of the Arabah, the highest and most conspicuous of the whole range of the sandstone mountains of Edom, having close beneath it on its eastern side the strange city of Petra
Paran - of Judah to the mountains of Sinai, having the Arabah on the E
Rahab - When the Hebrews were encamped at Shittim, in the "Arabah" or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, ready to cross the river, Joshua, as a final preparation, sent out two spies to "spy the land
Sela - This proves the abundance of the water supply, if husbanded, and agrees with the accounts of the former fertility of the district, in contrast to the barren Arabah on the W
Hill - הָהָד was ‘the mountain’—the central range as distinguished from the plain and the Shephelah on the west, and the ‘Arabah on the east
Gomorrah - Volcanic agency and earthquake, accompanying the fire shower, may have produced the deep depression of the sea, and so arrested the Jordan's original onward course through the Arabah into the gulf of Akabah. He thinks that the southern bed of the sea was formerly deeper than now, and that it was raised by deposits brought from the Arabah
Weather - Temperatures along the Dead Sea and Arabah remain above 90 degrees Farenheit for weeks on end
e'Dom, Idumae'a - It embraced the narrow mountainous tract (about 100 miles long by 20 broad) extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the northern end of the Gulf of Elath to near the southern end of the Dead Sea
Exodus - ... Breaking up at this time from Sinai, they marched northwards through the desert of Paran, or perhaps along the eastern arm of the Red Sea and north through El-Arabah, to Kadesh-barnea, near the southeast border of Canaan. This they did, wandering from one station to another in the great desert of Paran, lying south of Palestine, and also in the great sandy valley called El-Ghor and chiefly El-Arabah, which extends from the Dead Sea to the gulf of Akaba, the eastern arm of the Red Sea. While thus a second time encamped at Kadesh, Moses sent to the king of Idumaea, to ask liberty to pass through his dominions, that is, through the chain of mountains (mount Seir) lying along the eastern side of the great valley El-Arabah. Proceeding southward along the valley El-Arabah to Ezion-gaber, at the head of the eastern gulf of the Red Sea, they here passed through the eastern mountains, and then turned north along the eastern desert, by the route which the great Syrian caravan of Mohammedan pilgrims now passes in going to Mecca
Copper - The Hebrews mined a limited supply in the Arabah, the region south of the Dead Sea
Red Sea - Between the latter and the Bay of Akabah lies the Arabah
Wilderness, Desert - to the Gulf of Akabah, ‘ the Arabah
Dead Sea - ), the ‘sea of the Arabah’ ( Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Deuteronomy 4:49 ), the ‘east or eastern sea’ ( Ezekiel 47:18 , Joel 2:20 )
Edom - ... Edom (100 miles long, 20 broad) stretched Edom of the Arabah valley, southward as far as Elath. At Kadesh Edom came out against Israel, on the latter marching eastward across the Arabah to reach the Jordan River through Edom, and offering to pay for provisions and water; for the rocky country there enabled them to oppose Israel. ... But Edom dared not resist Israel's passage along their eastern border, which is more defenseless than their frontier toward the Arabah. At the Babylonian captivity they seized on the Amalekite territory, and even Hebron in southern Judaea, so that Idumaea came to mean the region between the Arabah and the Mediterranean
Maon - of the Arabah
Dead Sea - But terraces of alluvial deposits in the deep valley of the Jordan show that formerly one great lake extended from the Waters of Merom to the foot of the watershed in the Arabah
Salt Sea - It is called, 'the Salt Sea' in Numbers 34:3,12 ; Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 3:16 ; 'the Sea of the plain' ('Sea of the Arabah,' R
Sela - He says, "At the distance of a two long days' journey northeast from Akabah, is a rivulet and valley in the Djebel Shera, on the east side of the Arabah, called Wady Mousa. The valley of Petra, 2,200 feet above the great valley El-Arabah, is about a mile long from north to south, and half a mile wide, with numerous short ravines in its sides, making its whole circuit perhaps four miles
Edom - It was called the land, or "the mountain of Seir," the rough hills on the east side of the Arabah
Midianite - After the Exodus, the Midianites were friendly to the Israelites so long as they traversed only their outlying pasture-ground on the west of the Arabah; but when, having passed the southern end of Edom, they entered into the land of Midian proper, they joined with Balak, the king of Moab, in a conspiracy against them (Numbers 22:4-7 )
Ham - , and the Arabah on the S
Salt (2) - "of the Arabah," Deuteronomy 4:49; 2 Kings 14:25; the "salt sea," Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 3:16; Joshua 12:3; the "east sea," Joel 2:20; Ezekiel 47:18; Zechariah 14:8; and "the sea," Ezekiel 47:8
Sea, the Salt - "The sea of the plain" (Arabah): Deuteronomy 3:17; Deuteronomy 4:49; Joshua 3:16. Possibly the Jordan originally flowed on through the Arabah into the gulf of Akabah. ... Before the close of the eocene period the sea flowed the whole length of the Ghor and Arabah connecting them with the Red Sea; it is in fact a pool left by the retreating ocean
Transjordan - The most prominent topographical feature of Palestine is the Jordan River Valley, referred to in the Old Testament as the “Arabah” and called today, in Arabic, the Ghor. (4) Wady Hesa—probably the ancient Zered but not absolutely certain—would have separated Moab from Edom and enters the Arabah at the southern end of the Dead Sea
Bethabara - ] (including א* ABC*) the Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has retained here the reading ‘Bethany,’ with marginal alternatives ‘Bethabarah’ and ‘BethArabah. ; or ‘house of the Arabah or Jordan Valley,’ cf. נַחַל הָעֲרְבִים Isaiah 15:7) is possibly a reminiscence of the Beth-Arabah of Joshua 15:6; Joshua 15:61 in the plain of Jericho, or it may be due merely to an accidental transposition of letters
Plain - ] by ‘plain’ (‘plains’) and ‘desert’ (or ‘wilderness’), but in Joshua 18:18 it is transliterated ‘Arabah
Canaan - The Jordan valley, Arabah, now the Ghor, reaches from the sea of Chinneroth, or Galilee, to the S. The Arabah, reaching from the foot of mount Hermon to the gulf of Akabah, is the most remarkable depression on the earth. THE PLAIN or CHAMPAIGN (the Arabah, Joshua 18:18, i. "the sterile place ") originally (Deuteronomy 2:8, where "the plain" is the Arabah; compare Deuteronomy 1:1) comprehended the whole valley from Lebanon to the gulf of Akabah. of the Holy Land wady el Arabah
Bashan - , the Arabah or Jordan valley on the W
Arabia - The Arabah, originally restricted to one wady, came to be applied to all Arabia. (See Arabah
Idumea - A large part of it was occupied by the long chain of mountains lying between the great sandy valley El-Ghor and El-Arabah on the west, (see Genesis 27:39
Sea, the Salt, - -- (1) The Salt Sea, (Genesis 14:3 ) (2) Sea of the Arabah (Authorized Version "sea of the plain," which is found in (4:49) ); (3) The East Sea (Joel 2:20 ) (4) The sea, (Ezekiel 47:8 ) (5) Sodomitish Sea, 2Esdras; (6) Sea of Salt and Sea of Sodom, in the Talmud; (7) The Asphaltic Lake, in Josephus; (8) The name "Dead Sea" appears to have been first used in Greek by Pausanias and Galen, and in Latin (mare mortuum ) by Justin xxxvi. ) The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah may have been by volcanic action, but it may be safely asserted that no traces of it have yet been discovered, and that, whatever it was, it can have had no connection with that far vaster and far more ancient event which opened the great valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea, and at some subsequent time cut it off from communication with the Red Sea by forcing up between them the tract of the Wady Arabah
Kadesh Barnea - Ain el Weibeh in the Arabah, 10 miles N
Red Sea - The Arabah or Ghor connects it with the Dead Sea and Jordan valley
Sea - 14:3), the Arabah (Deut
Numbers, Book of - of the ‘Arabah. of the ‘Arabah and the Jordan. of the ‘Arabah, apparently disregards the detour by the Red Sea and by the E
Jordan - The southern end of the Dead Sea is found to be connected with the Elanitic gulf, or gulf of Akaba, by the great valley, called El-Arabah, forming a prolongation of El-Ghor, the valley of the Jordan
Jordan - Yet it is remarkable as the river of the great plain (ha Arabah, now el Ghor) of the Holy Land, flowing through the whole from N. " The upper terrace immediately under the hills is covered with vegetation; under that is the Arabah or desert plain, barren in its southern part except where springs fertilize it, but fertile in its northern part and cultivated by irrigation
Kadesh-Barnea - It was an oasis town between the Wilderness of Zin to the north, the Wilderness of Paran to the south, the Wilderness of Shur to the west, and the Arabah to the east (Genesis 16:7; Genesis 16:14; Genesis 20:1; Numbers 13:26; Numbers 20:1; see PALESTINE)
Numbers, the Book of - The excessive hardships detailed Deuteronomy 1:19; Deuteronomy 8:15, belong to the closing marches of the 40th year through the Arabah, not to the whole period (Numbers 21:4). the Arabah is a mountain plain of loose sand and granite gravel, with little food or water, and troubled with sand storms from the gulf
Wilderness of the Wanderings - ... The hardships alluded to (Deuteronomy 1:19; Deuteronomy 2:3; Deuteronomy 8:15) refer to the 4Oth year marches through the Arabah, which seemed the worse by contrast with the fertile plains of Moab which they next reached. " Down the Arabah between the limestone cliffs of the Tih on the W
Esau - Thus he became connected with the Ishmaelite tribes beyond the Arabah valley
Joram - But a name much more frequent in the OT is ‘Arabah, which was applied to the valley to the north as well as that to the south of the Dead Sea; nowadays the name ‘Arabah, which has been preserved, is applied only to the valley to the south of the Dead Sea. , ‘Arabah is rendered Αὐλών
Mines And Mining - In the Arabah and Sinai, mining settlements were founded
Jordan - The broad and ever-descending valley through which the Jordan flows is called by the Arabs the Ghôr or ‘bottom’; to the Hebrews it was known as the ‘ Arabah
Benjamin - " Up these western passes the Philistines advanced against Saul in the beginning of his reign, and drove him to Gilgal in the Arabah, occupying from Michmash to Ajalon
Ishmael - ")... After God's saving them they "dwelt in the wilderness of Paran," the El Tih, the desert of Israel's wanderings; stretching from the wady Arabah on the E
Sea - That of Akaba is connected with the Dead Sea by the great sand valley El Arabah described under the article Zechariah 10:11 , both the Red Sea and the Nile appear to be mentioned
Aaron - While Israel in going down the wady Arabah, to double the mountainous land of Edom, was encamped at Mosera, he ascended Mount Hor at God's command
Palestine - The fault is part of a system that extends north to form the valley between the Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon chains, also extending south to form the Dead Sea, the dry Arabah Valley, the Gulf of Aqabah, and, eventually, the chain of lakes on the African continent
Palestine - of the Dead Sea crosses between the valley of the Jordan and the wady el Arabah running to the Red Sea