EncyclopediaSALT, 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.