1 A town of Judah (Josh 15:52) near Hebron, most often identified as Khirbet er-Rabiyeh, southwest of Hebron. 2 Term presumably meaning an inhabitant of Arabia. It is applied to Geshem, who opposed rebuilding Jerusalem, in (Neh 2:19); (Neh 6:1). (Isa 13:20) uses the absence of Arab nomadic campsites as a symbol of desolation. Jeremiah refers to a nomad (Heb. ‘arab) waiting for lovers in the wilderness as a pejorative description of Judah’s infidelity to God and to its covenant obligations (Isa 3:2).
52Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
19But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they mocked and ridiculed us, saying, “What is this that yo ... View more
Intrigues of Enemies Foiled
1Now when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah and to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had built the wall an ... View more
20It will never be inhabited
or lived in for all generations;
Arabs will not pitch their tents there,
shepherds will not make their flocks lie down there.
2warrior and soldier,
judge and prophet,
diviner and elder,