Maaleh-acrabbim

Maaleh-acrabbim
   Ascent of the scorpions; i.e., "scorpion-hill", a pass on the south-eastern border of Palestine (Num. 34:4; Josh. 15:3). It is identified with the pass of Sufah, entering Palestine from the great Wady el-Fikreh, south of the Dead Sea. (See Akrabbim.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Akrabbim — (Hebrew for scorpions) probably the general name given to the ridge containing the pass between the south of the Dead Sea and Zin, es Sufah, by which there is an ascent to the level of the Negev desert. Scorpions are said to abound in this whole… …   Wikipedia

  • Suph — is a place name that appears in Deuteronomy 1:1 (R.V. marg. some ancient versions have the Red Sea, as in the A.V.). Some scholars identify it with Suphah (Numbers 21:14) as probably the name of a place. Others identify it with es Sufah = Maaleh… …   Wikipedia

  • Akrabbim —    Scorpions, probably the general name given to the ridge containing the pass between the south of the Dead Sea and Zin, es Sufah, by which there is an ascent to the level of the land of Palestine. Scorpions are said to abound in this whole… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Suph —    (Deut. 1:1, R.V.; marg., some ancient versions have the Red Sea, as in the A.V.). Some identify it with Suphah (Num. 21:14, marg., A.V.) as probably the name of a place. Others identify it with es Sufah = Maaleh acrabbim (Josh. 15:3), and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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