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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The study was conducted at the Shezaf Nature Reserve during April 2006 to July 2009 in the southern part of Israel, ~30 km south of the Dead Sea in the Arava Rift Valley between the settlements of Hazeva (30[degrees] 46' N, 35[degrees] 16' E) and Ein Yahav (30[degrees] 45' N, 35[degrees] 15' E).