GE-ḤARASHIM ( [A.V. and R.V. "Valley of Charashim"]), or GE HA-ḤARASHIM ():

  • 1. Town—the name of which means "the valley of craftsmen"—founded by Joab, one of the tribe of Judah (I Chron. iv. 14).
  • 2. Town inhabited by Benjamites (Neh. xi. 35). In this passage Ge-Ḥarashim is mentioned with Lod and Ono, which form, according to Yer. Meg. i. 1, a part of Ge-Ḥarashim or "the valley of craftsmen."
E. G. H. M. Sel.
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