The Arabah is a strip of land over 100 miles long connecting the Southern edge of the Dead Sea and the city of Eilat on the Red Sea. Sometimes the reference to the Arabah includes the entire Jordan River valley up to the Sea of Galillee.  It forms much of the current day border between Jordan and Israel.  It is mentioned several times in the Old Testament as an important geographical boundary (Deuteronomy 1-4; several references in the book of Joshua; Jeremiah 52:7) and as a reference to a place that is barren (Zechariah 14:10).

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The Arabah at Sunset
by Chadica, via Wikimedia Commons

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