ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible Encyclopedia
Meaning: gazelles or roes
This was the name of three biblical places.
One of the “five cities of the plain” of Sodom, generally coupled with Admah (Genesis 10:19; 14:2; Deuteronomy 29:23; Hos. 11:8)
It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the plain.
A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:18)
It was probably the ravine now bearing the name Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or “ravine of the hyena,” north of Jericho.
A place mentioned only in Neh. 11:34, inhabited by the Benjamites after the Captivity.