desolation, a place in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 15:59 ), probably the modern village Beit Ummar, 6 miles north of Hebron.
den; making empty; watching
A city in the hill country of Judah, mentioned between Gedor and Beth-anoth (Joshua 15:59). The small village of Beit Ummar upon the watershed, a little to the West of the carriage road to Hebron and about a mile from Khirbet Jedur (Gedor), is a probable site. There are many rock tombs to its East. The village mosque is dedicated to Nebi Matta, i.e. Matthew. See P E F, III, 305, Sh XXI.
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