"Scorpions, probably the general name given to the ridge" "containing the pass between the south of the Dead Sea and Zin," "es-Sufah, by which there is an ascent to the level of the land" of Palestine. Scorpions are said to abound in this whole "district, and hence the name (Num. 34:4). It is called" "Maaleh-acrabbim in Josh. 15:3, and "the ascent of Akrabbim" in" Num. 34:4.

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