This district was therefore rightly termed negeb, "the arid land."
On the south are the wolds of the negeb plateau, with the plains of Beersheba beyond.
The negeb still supports a considerable nomad population, and their flocks and herds are numerous.
Its name, negeb, Dry Land, well describes its general character.
The south also was negeb, the desert, since the desert shut in Palestine to the south, as the sea to the west.