Much of southern Palestine between the Dead Sea and the Sinai desert was dry semi-barren country to which the Hebrews gave the name negeb (meaning ‘dry’). The region features prominently in the Old Testament story from the time of Abraham onwards (Gen 13:1; Num 13:25-29; 1 Sam 30:14). (For details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb’.)

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