Akrabbim

Akrabbim [N] [H] [S]

scorpions, probably the general name given to the ridge containing the pass between the south of the Dead Sea and Zin, es-Sufah, by which there is an ascent to the level of the land of Palestine. Scorpions are said to abound in this whole district, and hence the name ( Numbers 34:4 ). It is called "Maaleh-acrabbim" in Joshua 15:3 , and "the ascent of Akrabbim" in Numbers 34:4 .

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Akrabbim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Akrabbim [N] [E] [S]

scorpions
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Akrabbim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Akrabbim [N] [E] [H]

(the ascent of , or the going up to ); also MAALEH-ACRABBIM (the scorpion pass ), a pass between the south end of the Dead Sea and Zin, forming one of the landmarks on the south boundary at once of Judah, ( Joshua 15:3 ) and of the Holy Land. ( Numbers 34:4 ) Also the boundary of the Amorites. ( Judges 1:36 ) As to the name, scorpions abound in the whole of this district.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Akrabbim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

AKRABBIM

ak-rab'-im (once in the King James Version, Acrabbim (Joshua 15:3); `aqrabbim, "scorpions"):

Three times found (Numbers 34:4; Joshua 15:3; Judges 1:36), and always with ma`aleh, "ascent" or "pass"; and so "Ascent of the Scorpions," an ascent at the Southwest point of the Dead Sea and a part of the boundary line between Judah and Edom. At this pass Judas Maccabeus won a victory over the Edomites (1 Macc 5:3), called in the King James Version, Arabattine.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AKRABBIM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.