Joshua 15:61
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English Standard Version
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

King James Bible
In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,

American Standard Version
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the desert Betharaba, Meddin and Sachacha,

English Revised Version
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;

Webster's Bible Translation
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

Joshua 15:61 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The third group of ten towns, to the east of both the former groups, towards the desert.

Joshua 15:55

Maon, the home of Nabal (1 Samuel 25:2), on the border of the desert of Judah, which is here called the desert of Maon (1 Samuel 23:25), has been preserved in Tell Man, on a conical mountain commanding an extensive prospect, east by north of Semua, three hours and three-quarters to the S.S.E. of Hebron (Rob. ii. p. 193). Carmel, a town and mountain mentioned in the history of David, and again in the time of Uzziah (1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Samuel 25:2.; 2 Chronicles 26:10). In the time of the Romans it was a large place, with a Roman garrison (Onom.), and is the present Kurmul, on the north-west of Maon, where there are considerable ruins of a very ancient date (Rob. ii. pp. 196ff.). Ziph, in the desert of that name, to which David fled from Saul (1 Samuel 23:14., 1 Samuel 26:2-3), was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:8), and has been preserved in the ruins upon the hill Ziph, an hour and three-quarters to the south-east of Hebron (Rob. ii. p. 191). Juttah, which was assigned to the priests (Joshua 21:16), and was a vicus praegrandis Judaeorum in the time of the fathers (Onom. s. v. Jethan), was eighteen Roman miles to the south (south-east) of Eleutheropolis, and is the present Jutta or Jitta, a large Mahometan place with ruins, an hour and three-quarters to the south of Hebron (Seetzen, iii. p. 8; Rob. ii. p. 191, 628).

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Beth-arabah

Joshua 15:6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah...

Joshua 18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down to Arabah:

Cross References
Matthew 3:1
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Joshua 8:15
And Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten before them and fled in the direction of the wilderness.

Joshua 15:60
Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.

Joshua 15:62
Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

1 Kings 2:34
Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and struck him down and put him to death. And he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

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