Joshua 15:61
New International Version
In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,

New Living Translation
In the wilderness there were the towns of Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

English Standard Version
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

Berean Study Bible
These were in the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

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

New King James Version
In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,

New American Standard Bible
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

NASB 1995
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,

NASB 1977
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,

Amplified Bible
In the wilderness [that slopes downward toward the Dead Sea]: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,

Christian Standard Bible
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Bayth Araba and Medyan and Saksa

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and Baddargeis, and Tharabaam, and Aenon;

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

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

Good News Translation
In the desert there were Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the desert Judah was given six cities with their villages: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,

International Standard Version
The wilderness included Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;

Literal Standard Version
In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

NET Bible
These cities were in the desert: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,

New Heart English Bible
In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

World English Bible
In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,

Young's Literal Translation
In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cities of Judah
60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah—two cities, along with their villages. 61These were in the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, 62Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-gedi—six cities, along with their villages.…

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

Joshua 8:15
Joshua and all Israel let themselves be beaten back before them, and they fled toward the wilderness.

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

Joshua 15:62
Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-gedi--six cities, along with their villages.

1 Kings 2:34
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up, struck down Joab, and killed him. He was buried at his own home in the wilderness.


Treasury of Scripture

In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,

Beth-arabah

Joshua 15:6
And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:

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









(61) In the wilderness--i.e., in the mountains

near the Dead Sea three places have been identified--viz., Secacah (Sikkkeh), the City of Salt (Tell el-Milh), and En-gedi (Ain Jidy). (See 1Samuel 24:1, &c.)

Verse 61. - The wilderness. מִדְבַּר; This was the eastern part of the territory of Judah, bordering on the Dead Sea. Here David took refuge from the pursuit of Saul (Psalm 63:1), here St. John the Baptist prepared the way of Christ. It is described by Tristram ('Land of Israel,' p. 197) as "a wilderness, but no desert." Herbage is to be found there, but no trees, no signs of the cultivation formerly bestowed upon the hill country (see above, ver. 48). And the fewness of the cities in early times is a proof that its character has not been altered by time. The hills, says Canon Tristram, are of a "peculiar desolate tameness," and are intersected by the traces of winter watercourses, seaming the sides of the monotonous round-topped hills. Other writers describe this country in less favourable terms, denying it even the scanty herbage found there by Canon Tristram.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[These were] in the wilderness:
בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

Beth-arabah,
הָעֲרָבָ֔ה (hā·‘ă·rā·ḇāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1026: Beth-arabah -- 'place of the depression', a place near the Dead Sea

Middin,
מִדִּ֖ין (mid·dîn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4081: Middin -- a city in the wilderness of Judah

Secacah,
וּסְכָכָֽה׃ (ū·sə·ḵā·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5527: Secacah -- protector


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