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Holman Bible Dictionary - Ramath-Negeb
(ray' math-ne geb) See Ramah ; Ramath .



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Negeb,
NEGEB , originally meaning ‘the dry land,’ is in most passages in the OT the name of a definite geographical area ( Deuteronomy 1:7 ; Deuteronomy 34:3 , Joshua 10:40 ; Joshua 12:8 etc.); the word is, however, used also in the sense of ‘ South ’ ( Genesis 13:14 ). The Negeb was often the scene of Abraham’s wanderings ( Genesis 12:9 ; Genesis 13:1 ; Genesis 13:8 ; Genesis 20:1 ); here Hagar was succoured by the angel ( Genesis 16:7 ; Genesis 16:14 ); Isaac ( Genesis 24:62 ) and Jacob ( Genesis 37:1 ; Genesis 46:5 ) both dwelt there; through this district passed the spies ( Numbers 13:17 ; Numbers 13:22 ). In Numbers 13:29 the Negeb is described as belonging to the Amalekites. Later the land was allotted to Simeon, and its cities are enumerated ( Joshua 19:1-9 ); later they reverted to Judah ( Joshua 15:21-32 ). David was stationed by Achish at Ziklag on the borders of the Negeb ( 1 Samuel 27:6 ). At this time the Negeb is described as of several parts, the Negeb of Judah, of the Jerahmeelites, and of the Kenites ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ); while in 1 Samuel 30:14 we read of the Negeb of the Cherethites and of Caleb. Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 13:19 ) prophesied trouble as coming on the cities of this region, but on the return from captivity they too were to participate in the blessings ( Jeremiah 32:44 , Jeremiah 33:13 ).

The district in question was an ill-defined tract of country lying S. of Hebron, and extending some 70 miles to the Tih or desert. It was bounded on the E. by the Dead Sea and the ‘Arâbâh , while W. it faded away into the Maritime Plain. It was a pastoral region, wedged between the cultivated lands on the N. and the wilderness, and formed a most efficient barrier to the land of Israel towards the South. Attacks of large armed forces could not come from this direction, but only by the ‘Arâbâh to the S.E. ( Genesis 14:1-24 ), viâ Gaza on S.W., or by the E. of the Jordan. The Israelites themselves were compelled to take the last route. The country consists of a series of mountainous ridges running in a general direction E. and W., with open wadys in which a certain amount of water collects even now; In ancient days dams were constructed in places to collect and store the rainfall, which to-day soon runs off. Though now little better than a wilderness, the numerous ruins of towns and broken terraces witness to days of large population and good cultivation; the OT, too, in the stories of Saul’s and David’s captures from the Amalekites ( 1 Samuel 15:9 ; 1 Samuel 27:9 ), witnesses to a great wealth of cattle. In Byzantine times the land attained its highest prosperity. Under neglect it has become again little better than a desert: the Bedouin of these parts are known in Palestine for their skill in making rough cisterns on the hillsides to catch the surface water, and have in recent years been employed to construct many such in the ‘wilderness of Judæa.’ Beersheba and the district around have recently been greatly improved: a rough carriage road has been made from there to Gaza.

E. W. G. Masterman.

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Negeb
Much of southern Palestine between the Dead Sea and the Sinai desert was dry semi-barren country to which the Hebrews gave the name negeb (meaning ‘dry’). The region features prominently in the Old Testament story from the time of Abraham onwards (Genesis 13:1; Numbers 13:25-29; 1 Samuel 30:14). (For details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb’.)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Negeb
(neh' gehb) Place name meaning, “dry” referring to an arid region in southern Palestine and coming to mean “south.” During biblical times it was more populated than today, indicating either more rainfall then or better conservation of the resources. It was the land of the Amalekites during Abraham's day (Genesis 14:7 ). There he exiled Hagar (Genesis 21:14 ). The Israelites wandered in the Negeb after a futile attempt to enter Canaan (Numbers 14:44-45 ). David incorporated it into his kingdom, and Solomon established fortresses in the region. Daniel used the term to refer to Egypt (Daniel 11:15 ,Daniel 11:15,11:29 ). After Judah fell in 586 B.C. Edom took the area into its kingdom. In New Testament times it was known as Nabatea. See Directions; Nabateans ; Palestine .



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South - Besides the application of "the Negeb" to the whole district there are ethnological and geographical subdivisions; the Negeb of the Cherethites, the Negeb of the Kenites, the Negeb of Judah the Negeb of Arad, the Negeb of Jerahmeel. The Negeb of Caleb was a subdivision of, or identical with, the Negeb of Judah, as appears from 1 Samuel 30:14; 1 Samuel 30:16; 1 Samuel 25:2-3; compare with Joshua 21:11-12). of Beersheba was the Negeb of the Cherethites. The Negeb of Judah was South of Hebron in the outposts of Judah's hills; Tel Zif, Main, and Kurmul (Carmel), ruined cities, mark the Negeb of Caleb. Tel Arad marks the Negeb of the Kenites reaching to the S. The Negeb of Jerahmeel lay between wady Rukhmeh (corruption of Jerahmeel) in the N
Baal (3) - Also called RAMATH (Negeb, "the heights (Ramath) of the S. " (Negeb), a parched region (Joshua 19:8)
South - See Negeb
South - See Directions, Geographical; Negeb
Negev - (neh' gehv) Alternate spelling of Negeb
Ramath of the South - Ramath-Negeb). Negeb is the general designation for south or south-west of Judah
Negeb - Much of southern Palestine between the Dead Sea and the Sinai desert was dry semi-barren country to which the Hebrews gave the name Negeb (meaning ‘dry’). (For details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb
Zin - Much of southern Palestine was a dry region known as the Negeb. (For map and other details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb
Ithnan - A city in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:23 ); site uncertain
Sansannah - An unidentified town in the Negeb (RV [Note: Revised Version
Adadah - A city of Judah in the Negeb; perhaps a corrupt reading for Ararah, i
Anab - A city of Judah in the Negeb hills ( Joshua 11:21 ; Joshua 15:50 ), inhabited first by the Anakim
Jorkeam - We should perhaps read Jokdeam , the name of an unidentified place in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:56 )
Sansannah - A palm branch, or a thorn bush, a town in the south (the Negeb) of Judah (Joshua 15:31 ); called also Hazarsusah (19:5), or Hazar-susim (1 Chronicles 4:31 )
South - Negeb, that arid district to the south of Palestine through which lay the caravan route from Central Palestine to Egypt (Genesis 12:9 ; 13:1,3 ; 46:1-6 ). "The Negeb comprised a considerable but irregularly-shaped tract of country, its main portion stretching from the mountains and lowlands of Judah in the north to the mountains of Azazemeh in the south, and from the Dead Sea and southern Ghoron the east to the Mediterranean on the west. " (1) "Set thy face toward the south" (Teman, the region on the right, 1 Samuel 33:24 ); (2) "Drop thy word toward the south" (Negeb, the region of dryness, Joshua 15:4 ); (3) "Prophesy against the forest of the south field" (Darom, the region of brightness, Deuteronomy 33:23 )
Hazor-Hadattah - ’ The place was in the Negeb of Judah, but the site is unknown
Shuhah - Some commentators connect the name to Suchati known from Egyptian sources and think of a forefather of a nomadic clan who lived in the Negeb
Negeb, - Negeb , originally meaning ‘the dry land,’ is in most passages in the OT the name of a definite geographical area ( Deuteronomy 1:7 ; Deuteronomy 34:3 , Joshua 10:40 ; Joshua 12:8 etc. The Negeb was often the scene of Abraham’s wanderings ( Genesis 12:9 ; Genesis 13:1 ; Genesis 13:8 ; Genesis 20:1 ); here Hagar was succoured by the angel ( Genesis 16:7 ; Genesis 16:14 ); Isaac ( Genesis 24:62 ) and Jacob ( Genesis 37:1 ; Genesis 46:5 ) both dwelt there; through this district passed the spies ( Numbers 13:17 ; Numbers 13:22 ). In Numbers 13:29 the Negeb is described as belonging to the Amalekites. David was stationed by Achish at Ziklag on the borders of the Negeb ( 1 Samuel 27:6 ). At this time the Negeb is described as of several parts, the Negeb of Judah, of the Jerahmeelites, and of the Kenites ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ); while in 1 Samuel 30:14 we read of the Negeb of the Cherethites and of Caleb
Madmannah - A town in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:31 ), named with Hormah and Ziklag
Arad - A city in the Negeb, the king of which provoked Israel ( Numbers 21:1 ) and was slain by Joshua ( Joshua 12:14 )
Sansannah - A town in the Negeb or south country (Joshua 15:31), also called Ηazar Susah or Susim , "horse court," i
Paltite, the - A native of Beth-pelet in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:27 , Nehemiah 11:26 )
Chor-Ashan - It is probably identical with Ashan (Joshua 15:42 ; 19:7 ), a Simeonite city in the Negeb, i
Jerahmeel - The Negeb or S. The Negeb of Jerahmeel lay S. The Negeb of Caleb meets the Jerahmeelite land, as its northern frontier
Amalekite - Descendants of Amalek, the grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:12 ), they inhabited the desolate wasteland of the northeast Sinai peninsula and the Negeb. See also Exodus and Negeb
Ramath - ” An element of several names: Ramath-lehi meaning, “height of the jawbone,” site of Samson's victory over the Philistines (Judges 15:17 ); Ramath-Mizpeh (alternately Ramath-Mizpah) meaning, “height of lookout or watchtower” (Joshua 13:26 ); Ramath-Negeb meaning, “Ramath of the South,” (Joshua 19:8 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 )
Gibea - is geographical rather than genealogical, and comprises all the towns lying in the Negeb of Judah to the S
Achsah - Her dowry of a south land (Negeb) was increased by the grant of ‘the upper springs and the nether springs’ ( Joshua 15:16-19 , Judges 1:9-15 )
Ezel - " Smith's Bible Dictionary reads, "David arose from close to the stone heap" ('argob for Negeb ; so Septuagint)
Telaim - A more suitable locality for the place of assembly would, however, be in the Negeb, or South; and here lay Telem ( Joshua 15:24 ), with which Telaim is probably identical
Sepharad - Obadiah promised them new possessions in the Negeb (Genesis 10:20 )
Madmannah - ” City in the Negeb assigned to Judah (Joshua 15:31 ), possibly identical with Beth-marcaboth (Joshua 19:5 )
Caleb - ... As a name of a clan , Caleb (= Calebites) formed a branch of the children of Kenaz, an Edomite tribe, who settled in the hill-country north of the Negeb; they had possessions also in the Negeb itself ( Joshua 14:13-15 , 1Sa 30:14 , 1 Chronicles 24:2 ff
Jerahmeelite - (jih rah' mee ehl ite) Member of clan of Jerahmeel which apparently lived south of Beersheba in the Negeb
Shema - A town of Judah, situated in the Negeb
Dumah - of the Negeb or dry south land
Minaeans - It is supposed by recent scholars that they are meant by the Me‘unim or (better) Me‘inim , who are named in 1 Chronicles 4:41 as dwelling in the Negeb, in 2 Chronicles 26:7 along with Arabians, and in 2 Chronicles 20:1 (by correction) along with the Ammonites
Zin - See Negeb ; Palestine ; Sin , Wilderness of; Wilderness
Baal, Baalah, Baalath - Baalath-beer ( Joshua 19:8 , 1 Chronicles 4:33 [Baal]), a site in the Negeb
Sin, Wilderness of - Sinai must be located somewhere in the Negeb, the wilderness of Sin was on the more direct route from Egypt to Kadesh, near to if not identical with the desert of Zin ( Numbers 13:21 ; Numbers 20:1 ; Numbers 27:14 ; Numbers 33:36 ; Numbers 34:3 , Deuteronomy 32:51 , Joshua 15:1-3 )
Eshtemoa - It is the centre of the "south country" or Negeb
Helez - a native of Beth-pelet in the Negeb of Judah (cf
Salt - Somewhere to the south-west of the Dead Sea, in the dry region of Israel known as the Negeb, was a place called the Valley of Salt (2 Samuel 8:13; 2 Kings 14:7). (For further details of the Dead Sea and the Negeb see PALESTINE
Negeb - The Israelites wandered in the Negeb after a futile attempt to enter Canaan (Numbers 14:44-45 )
Ziph - Town in the Negeb (Joshua 15:24 ), likely khirbet ez-Zeifeh southwest of Kurnub
Kerioth - The Hazors are in the southern or Negeb plain; the Kirjahs in the hills
Eshcol - On their way back they explored the route which led into the south (the Negeb) by the western edge of the mountains at Telilat el-'Anab, i
Hazor - A town in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:23 ), unidentified
Eshcol - A wady in southern Canaan, somewhere in the vinebearing district (miles of hill sides and valleys covered with small stone heaps for training vines) between Hebron (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 14:13) and Kadesh, but nearer Kadesh (Ain-el-Gadis) on the northern frontier of the peninsula, the Negeb or the "south
Ziph (1) - In southern Judah (Negeb ... 2
South - It is called Negeb in the Hebrew
Ziklag - A town in the Negeb, or south country of Judah (Joshua 15:31 ), in the possession of the Philistines when David fled to Gath from Ziph with all his followers
Hill, Hill-Country - to the Negeb or dry country in the S
Debir (1) - ... At 6 1/2 miles northward are the "upper and lower springs," which Caleb's daughter begged for, in the valley Seil el Dilbeh, in all 14 springs divided into three groups; no other such are found in the Judah "south country," or Negeb; a brook flows through the small gardens for four or five miles (Judges 1:15; Joshua 15:19). The Negeb or "south land" consists of soft, porous, chalky limestone extending from the desert on the E
Uzzia(h) - His construction of numerous cisterns and military outposts in the wilderness (the Arad Negeb) made widespread settlement possible. Archaeological evidence confirms that construction in the Negeb flourished during Uzziah's reign
Idumaea - Thus Idumaea at the time of Christ was ‘practically the Southern Shephelah with the Negeb’ (G
Beersheba - Originally Beersheba was the name given to a well that Abraham dug in the dry southern region of Palestine known as the Negeb
Arad - Both are located in the dry, semi-desert region known as the Negeb in the southern extreme of Judah's territory
Judah Territory of - The south country, or Negeb, where the fertile land shaded off into the wilderness
Sodom - ) Palmer and Drake traversing the Negeb in a S
Debir - , in the Negeb, outside the rich valley of Hebron, in the dry and barren land
Herd - Grazing is afforded in the South region (the Negeb), Carmel, Dothan, and Sharon
Beer-Sheba - Since it was an important crossroad to Egypt in the geographic center of the dry, semi-desert region known as the Negeb, Beersheba also served as the administrative center of the region. ... Archaeology has shown Beer-sheba to be the administrative center of the Negeb by uncovering its large commercial storerooms and fortifications which were superior to the lesser cities in the area
Directions (Geographical) - East could be referred to as the wilderness, and south could be called the Negeb, the dry south country (Genesis 24:62 ). The Negeb, a designation for the southern dry country south of the Judean hills, also stands for the south
Weather - The Negeb, the dry region to the south, received less than 200 mm (8 inches) a year, and the lower Jordan Valley only about 100 mm (4 inches)
Kadesh Barnea - A line drawn from E1 Ain to the river of Egypt (Joshua 15:21-27) would cut the middle of the Negeb, and so cut away part of Judah's inheritance. "... However, Palmer identifies Kadesh with El Ain as "one of the natural borders of the country; the Tih, a comparative desert, the Negeb or South, Palestine, and Syria forming an ascending scale of fertility
Desert - ... Negeb refers to the dry land and is a technical name for the southern desert whose northern border lies north of Beersheba. Negeb came to mean “south” in Hebrew and could be translated the “south country” ( Genesis 24:62 )
Abraham - This connexion is broken in Genesis 12:10-20 by the episode of Abraham’s sojourn in Egypt, which probably belongs to an older stratum of Jahwistic tradition representing him as leading a nomadic life in the Negeb. 16; here, too, the home of Abraham is apparently located in the Negeb. We have here a notice of Abraham’s arrival in the Negeb, followed by a sojourn in Gerar, where Sarah’s honour is compromised by the deliberate concealment of the fact that she is married (ch. 21 is occupied with the narrative of Abraham’s adventures in the Negeb especially his covenant with Abimelech of Gerar which leads up to the consecration of the sanctuary of Beersheba to the worship of Jahweh
Shur - It was bounded by Egypt on the west (the border being along the line of the present-day Suez Canal), and the Negeb on the east (the border being along the Brook of Egypt) (Genesis 20:1; Exodus 15:22; 1 Samuel 15:7; 1 Samuel 27:8). (For further details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb
Maon - ... He conducted his sheepshearing at Carmel, because he was there near good water in the plain between Hebron and Carmel, the finest plain in the hill country of Judah, that which Achsah desired of Caleb her father; for she wanted, besides the arid south land (Negeb), "springs of water," and received this "field" or cultivated plain with "upper and nether springs
Judah, Tribe of - Negeb), the undulating pasture-ground between the hills and the desert to the south (Joshua 15:21
Goshen - country (the Negeb) and the shephelah (the low hills between the mountain and plain, not as KJV "the valley ") of Judah
Kenites - of Judah inhabited by Kenites; it is possible also that Kinah , in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:22 ), and Kain in the hill-country ( Joshua 15:57 ), were Kenite settlements
Bethlehem - Approximately five miles southwest of Jerusalem just off the major road from Jerusalem to the Negeb lies the modern Arabic village Bethlehem
Sinai - 'Ain Gadis is on the frontier of the Negeb or south country, which is now waste through neglect of the water supply, but bears traces of former cultivation arid ruins of many cities
Arabia - The Nabateans controlled what is today southern Jordan and the Negeb of Israel; for a time they controlled as far north as Damascus
Obadiah, Book of - Obadiah 1:17 ), who are to re-occupy the whole of their ancient territory the Negeb in the S. ( Obadiah 1:19 , which after elimination of glosses reads, ‘And they shall possess the Negeb and the Shephçlah, and the field of Ephraim and Gilead’); in particular, the Israelites will re-occupy as far N. as Zarephath (near Tyre), and the Jews as far south as the Negeb ( Obadiah 1:20 )
Judah - ... (1) "The south" (Negeb); the southernmost district of Canaan, the pasture lands between the hills and the desert; a portion of this was ceded to Simeon (Joshua 15:20-32; Joshua 19:1-9). The shephelah was hounded by the Negeb on the S. It rises from the Negeb precipitously, between the hilly region on the, western part of the shephelah and the desert of Judah" extending to the Dead Sea (ver
Obadiah, Book of - Moreover, the Edomites filled the vacuum caused by Judah's Exile by moving west and annexing the Negeb to the south of Judah and even its southern territory (compare Obadiah 1:19 )
Shishak - Telaim, Beth Tappuah, Golan, the circle of Jordan, the valley ('eemek ), Beth Emek; Joshua 19:27), the Negeb or S
Wilderness - ... Geographically, the wilderness lay south, east, and southwest of the inhabited land of Israel in the Negeb, Transjordan, and the Sinai
Salim - ... We thus get the following identifications: (1) Tell Ridhgah, (2) Sharabil, (3) Salim east of Nâblus, (4) Wady Sulcim near Anata, (5) ‘Ain Karim, (6) Shilhim in the Negeb
Baal - A town in the south part of Judah, given to Simeon, which also bore the name of Ramath-Negeb, or "the height of the south
Judaea - the ‘Plain of the Coast,’ the ‘Shephelah’ or region of the low hills, the ‘Hill country,’ the ‘Negeb’ or dry country, and the ‘Wilderness. South of Hebron there is a gradual descent by steps or terraced slopes to the region which for many centuries has borne the distinctive name ‘Negeb’ or dry country
Judaea - the ‘Plain of the Coast,’ the ‘Shephelah’ or region of the low hills, the ‘Hill country,’ the ‘Negeb’ or dry country, and the ‘Wilderness. South of Hebron there is a gradual descent by steps or terraced slopes to the region which for many centuries has borne the distinctive name ‘Negeb’ or dry country
Palestine - ... (1) Judea Rising from the parched Negeb (Negeb means “parched” or “dry land”), the Judean hills reach their highest point, 3,370 feet, near Hebron. See Negeb
Water (2) - —For an Eastern country, Palestine (except in the Negeb and the districts which are desert) has a fairly abundant supply of water
Judah, Tribe And Kingdom - The southern portion of Judah was the dry region known as the Negeb (Joshua 10:40; Joshua 15:19)
Wilderness of the Wanderings - of the line is the desert now, which once contained the Negeb or "S. they ascended the plateau and passed through the Negeb or south country) to Hebron," which was N
Philistia - Keratiya in the Philistine country, at the edge of the Negeb or "south country," and now called "castle of the Fenish," i
Abraham - " He again moved into the southern tract of Palestine, called by the Hebrews the Negeb; and was at length, on account of a famine, compelled to go down into Egypt
Wilderness (2) - ... One of the most important deserts is the Wilderness of Judah, twenty hours in length and five in breadth, which constitutes, with the Mountain (Har), the South (Negeb), and the Low-Country (Shephelah), the four parts of the territory of that tribe
Patriarchs, the - ) seems more promising because of contemporary archaeological parallels and also because many of the Negeb irrigation systems date from that period
Palestine - ) The region below Hebron between the hills and the desert is called the Negeb (the later Daroma) from its dryness. corner of the Negeb (Joshua 15:19); here too Nabal lived, so reluctant to give "his water" (1 Samuel 25:11)
Nehemiah - (as the rain streams in the Negeb or dry S
Jews, Judaism - The Negeb in the south and the wilderness to the east, however, were marginal areas, not capable of sustaining agriculture
Canaan - THE SOUTH, or THE Negeb, containing 29 cities (Joshua 15:21-32), extended from mount Halak to a line from N
Tribes of Israel, the - Rather, “its inheritance lay within the inheritance of the tribe of Judah” (Joshua 19:1 ), in the southern Negeb
Palesti'na - The tract below Hebron, which forms the link between the hills of Judah and the desert, was known to the ancient Hebrews by a term originally derived from its dryness -- Negeb
Jerusalem (2) - To the north and south, where the ancient caravan road from Hebron and the Negeb runs towards Samaria and Galilee, it is separated from the main backbone by only shallow and open valleys