geographical name town S Israel in N Negev; in biblical times marked extreme S limit of Palestine population 128,400

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  • BEERSHEBA — (biblical: Beer Sheba; Heb. בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע), city in the negev on the southern border of Judah; its name has been preserved in the Arabic form Bīr (Beʾr) al Saʿb. Beersheba was first settled in the Chalcolithic period. Excavations conducted in its …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Beersheba — ou Beer Shev a v. d Israël, au bord du Néguev; 115 000 hab.; ch. l. de district …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Beersheba — [bir shē′bə, bershē′bə] city in S Israel, the principal city of the Negev: in ancient times, it marked the southernmost extremity of Israelite territory: pop. 148,000: cf. DAN3 …   English World dictionary

  • Beersheba — Infobox Israel municipality name=Beersheba caption= imgsize=70 |imgsize3=250 caption3= hebname=Hebrew|בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע arname=بئر السبع meaning=Well of the Oath or Seven Wells(see also) founded= type=city typefrom= stdHeb= altOffSp= altUnoSp=… …   Wikipedia

  • Beersheba — /bear shee beuh, bear sheuh /; Seph. Heb. /berdd she vah/, n. 1. a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine. 109,600. 2. from Dan to Beersheba. See Dan (def. 4). * * * City (pop., 1999 est …   Universalium

  • Beersheba — Beerscheba Basisdaten hebräisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beersheba — Beer Sheva Pour les articles homonymes, voir Beer. Beer Sheva (he) באר שבע (ar) بئر السبع …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Beersheba —    Well of the oath, or well of seven, a well dug by Abraham, and so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact (Gen. 21:31). On re opening it, Isaac gave it the same name (Gen. 26:31 33). It was a favourite place of abode of both …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Beersheba — /bɪəˈʃibə/ (say bear sheebuh) noun a town in southern Israel, near the southern extremity of biblical Palestine; nearby battle between Allied and Turkish forces occurred on 31 October 1917 during World War I; the Australian Light Horse charge led …   Australian English dictionary

  • Beersheba — ► C. de Israel, cap. del distrito Meridional; 122 000 h. * * * Ciudad (pob., est. 1999: 163.700 hab.) en el sur de Israel. Históricamente marcó el límite sur de Palestina, de ahí la frase bíblica de Dan a Beersheba (Dan se ubica en el extremo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Beersheba — The most southerly place of Israel, notable for its wells and therefore suitable for pasturing sheep. There are notes in Genesis that the ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob stayed there (Gen. 22:19; 28:10; 46:1). The phrase ‘from Dan to… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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