Easton's Bible Dictionary
House of the desert, one of the six cities of Judah, situated in the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea (Joshua 18:22 ). In Joshua 15:61 it is said to have been "in the wilderness." It was afterwards included in the towns of Benjamin. It is called Arabah ( Joshua 18:18 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Joshua 15:6; Joshua 15:61. One of the six cities of Judah, situated in the Arabah or sunken valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea; between Bethhoglah and the high land on the W. Included in Benjamin (Joshua 18:22).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(behth-ar' uh bah) Place name meaning, “house of the desert.” A border town of tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:6 , Joshua 15:61 ) also claimed as a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22 ). It may be modern Ain el-Gharbah southeast of Jericho.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BETH-ARABAH (‘place of the Arabah’ [wh. see], Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:61 ; Joshua 18:22 ). A place in the Jericho plain, apparently north of Beth-hoglah, in the ‘wilderness.’ The name has not been recovered.
Arbathite - (ahr' bath ite) Resident of Beth-arabah (2 Samuel 23:31 ). See Beth-arabah
Arbathite - ‘A native of Beth-arabah,’ a town in the wilderness of Judah ( Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:51 ; Joshua 18:22 )
Beth-Arabah - Beth-arabah (‘place of the Arabah’ [wh
Abiel - One of David’s heroes ( 1 Chronicles 11:32 ), from Beth-arabah in the wilderness of Judah ( Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:61 ; Joshua 18:22 )
Bethabara - נַחַל הָעֲרְבִים Isaiah 15:7) is possibly a reminiscence of the Beth-arabah of Joshua 15:6; Joshua 15:61 in the plain of Jericho, or it may be due merely to an accidental transposition of letters