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  • He "journeys" (literally: "pulls up") to go from thence toward the region called the Negeb, or the South Country; cf. Ge 12: 9.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • "Negeb" is the region of Palestine that lies south of Hebron.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • The great Lawgiver probably led his horde of fugitive slaves over the plains of El – Negeb and El – Tih, north of the so-called Sinaitic mountain-blocks, marching in small divisions like those of a modern Bedawi tribe; and we know from the latest surveys that the land, now alternately a fiery or frozen wilderness, was once well supplied with wood and water.

    The Land of Midian

  • For the date of the many ruins which stud the country, I will assume empirically that their destruction is coeval with that of the Christian Churches in Negeb, or the South Country,86 that adjoins Midian Proper on the north-west.

    The Land of Midian

  • The biblical narrative recounts how the Canaanite king of Arad, “who dwelt in the Negeb,” attacked the Israelites and took some of them captive—enraging them to the point that they appealed for divine assistance to destroy all the Canaanite cities Numbers21:1–3.

    The Bible Unearthed

  • _Negeb_, or south, (see in the verses referred to above,) or as others were designated the hill country, or the desert, or Phoenicia.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • (Negeb) and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; he also sojourned in Gerar.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • The explanatory clause, "for he dwelt in the Negeb," is essential that we may know that Isaac kept to the Negeb, or South Country.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • And Abram went up from Egypt toward the Negeb, he and his wife and all that he possessed, and Lot was with him.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • So he went in stages from the Negeb to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been in the previous instance between Bethel and Ai, to the place of the altar which he had formerly made there.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

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