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Beersheba

[beer-shee-buh, beer-shuh-; Sephardic Hebrew ber-she-vah] /bɪərˈʃi bə, ˈbɪər ʃə-; Sephardic Hebrew bɛrˈʃɛ vɑ/
noun
1.
a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine.
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2.
from Dan to Beersheba. Dan1 (def 5).

Negev

[neg-ev] /ˈnɛg ɛv/
noun
1.
a partially reclaimed desert region and district in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km).
Capital: Beersheba.
Also, Negeb
[neg-eb] /ˈnɛg ɛb/ (Show IPA)
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Beersheba

/bɪəˈʃiːbə/
noun
1.
a town in S Israel: commercial centre of the Negev. In biblical times it marked the southern limit of Palestine. Pop: 183 000 (2003 est)

Negev

/ˈnɛɡɛv/
noun
1.
the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)
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