Arabah, from the Hebrew word pronounced ar-aw-bah, meaning plain, or wilderness, was the term usually used for the lowland area through which the Jordan River flows south from The Sea Of Galilee to the Dead Sea (also known as The Salt Sea). It was however also used to describe all or part of the entire rift that extends from Mount Hermon in the north to the Gulf of Aqaba at Ezion-geber in the south. Much of Bible History occurred along, or through, the Arabah (see also Bible Places).

The Israelites crossed into the Promised Land through the Arabah, without Moses (see Heartbreak Mountain):

Under the leadership of Joshua, the Israelites crossed the Arabah just north of the Dead Sea, which in that instance was referred to as the "Sea of the Arabah":

When the Kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians (see Why Babylon?), the last king of Judah, Zedekiah (see also Kings of Israel and Judah), attempted to flee from Jerusalem to the Arabah:

In the future (see Prophecy), waters will flow from Jerusalem to the Arabah:

Fact Finder: Is the Arabah, or Jordan Valley, part of a great earthquake zone which is going to be very active at the time of The Return Of Jesus Christ?
See Earthquake!

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