Salt, City Of


(`ir ha-melach; Codex Alexandrinus hai pol(e)is halon):

One of the six cities in the wilderness of Judah mentioned between Nibshan and Engedi (Joshua 15:62). The site is very uncertain. The large and important Tell el-Milch (i.e. "the salt hill"), on the route from Hebron to Akaba, is possible.

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