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ARAD:

  • 1. Son of Beriah in the genealogical list of Benjamin (I Chron. viii. 15).
  • 2. A Canaanite city in the wilderness of Judah (Judges i. 16), against which the Jews fought successfully (Num. xxi. 1, xxxiii. 40). Later it was inhabited by the Kenites (Judges i. 16). The site has been identified by Robinson with Tell 'Arad, south-east of Hebron.
Bibliography:
  • Buhl, Geographie des Alten Palästina, pp. 96, 182;
  • G. A. Smith, Historical Geography of the Holy Land, pp. 277, 278.
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