the land of the newly inhabited, ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). It is conjectured that, instead of this word, the reading should be, "the Hittites of Kadesh," the Hittite capital, on the Orontes. It was apparently some region east of the Jordan and north of Gilead.
(lowlands of Hodshi? ), The land of, one of the places visited by Joab during his census of the land of Israel. It occurs between Gilead and Dan-jaan. ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ) The name has puzzled all the interpreters, (Kitto says it was probably a section of the upper valley of the Jordan, now called Ard el-Huleh , lying deep down at the western base of Hermon. --ED.)