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BETH-ARABAH ("house of Arabah"):

A town situated, according to Josh. xv. 61, in the wilderness of Judah. It was a border-town between Judah and Benjamin, and hence is credited to the former (Josh. ib.); while in Josh. xviii. 22 it is enumeratedamong the towns of Benjamin. Lying to the south of Beth-hoglah in the Jericho plain, indications point to its identification with the modern 'Ain al-Feshkha, as proposed by the late Robertson Smith. In Josh. xviii. 18 the name is given as "Arabah."

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