Arabah


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Arabah

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Araba

(both: ä`räbä, ăr`əbə), depression, on the Israel-Jordan border, extending c.100 mi (160 km) from the Dead Sea S to the Gulf of Aqaba; part of the Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley,
geological fault system of SW Asia and E Africa. It extends c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) from N Syria to central Mozambique. The northernmost extension runs S through Syria and Lebanon, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
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 complex. Limestone, salt, and potash are mined near the Dead Sea. In the Old Testament, Arabah is variously called a wilderness, a plain, and a desert. It is sometimes spelled Aravah.
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Early copper production at Feinan, Wadi Arabah, Jordan: the composition of ores and copper.
Next we pass Wadi Arabah which leads to the southern shore of the Dead Sea.
The Kenites began as a metal-working group in the Arabah in the thirteenth/twelfth centuries, then pushed into the central Negev in the eleventh/tenth centuries.
The Jordan Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) plans to improve and upgrade the Wadi Arabah road in Jordan.
Dhana Ballroom, Arabah, Fayrouz, Masa and Yaqout can accommodate up to 1,350 guests, and can host events including fashion shows, gala dinners and conferences.
Shaikh Khader Adnan, former hunger striker from Arabah of Jenin, said that the Israelis shot Lahlouh dead as a result of their failed operation to arrest Al Sdi.
Israeli occupation forces also stormed into Arabah town for more than two hours and carried out an intensive search-combing operation, however, no arrests have been reported.
The affected Palestinians, however, claimed that a recent amendment of the map of Arabah village had forced them to build without a license.
Its founders have been the leading producers of vegetables in the Arabah Valley for many years.
The city is situated on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Israeli invasion of south Lebanon, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and the Wadi Arabah peace treaty were all shadowed in the novel, although neither was directly related to the events, which can only indicate that the novel was really meant to be a chronicle.
Jonah ben Amitai is mentioned briefly in II Kings, where he delivered a short prophecy during the reign of King Jeroboam II (765-745 BCE) who restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath unto the sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel which He spoke by the Lord of His servant Jonah ben Amitai (II Kg.