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

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