Akrabbim and surrounding region

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Numbers 34:4 and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out of it shall be southward of Kadesh Barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar Addar, and pass along to Azmon;

Joshua 15:3 and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh Barnea, and passed along by Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;

Judges 1:36 The border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.


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 Maccabees 5:3), called in the King James Version, Arabattine.

Strong's Hebrew
H4610: Maaleh Aqrabbim

"ascent of scorpions," a place on the S. border of Isr.

Akeldama (Jerusalem)
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