Meaning of Bible Names

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Bible Meaning: Desert, barren, sterile
Strong's Concordance #H6152, #H6153, #G688

Arabs, also called "the sons (or children) of the east," were a nomadic group of wandering shepherds. In the Old Testament Arabia referred to the place they lived, which was chiefly south and southwest of Israel. Arabia's two references in the New Testament, however, are related to those who lived both south of Israel and those east of the Jordan River who extended as far north as near Damascus.

Map of Arabia

Those considered Arabs in Scripture include the Midianites, the Ishmaelites, the people of Kedar, the Amalekites and others. These groups living in Arabia are linked to the Israelites through Abraham, either through Hagar and her son Ishmael or through the sons Keturah bore him after Sarah had died.

Important verses

Judges 6:3
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;

2Chronicles 9:14
Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.

Isaiah 21:13
The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

Jeremiah 25:24
And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert

Ezekiel 27:21
Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.

Galatians 1:17
Neither went I (Apostle Paul) up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

Galatians 4:25
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

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Meaning of Biblical Names
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M   -    N   -    O   -    P   -    Q   -    R
S   -    T   -    U   -    V   -    Z

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