Meaning: cave-land

mentioned only in Ezek. 47:16, 18

It was one of the ancient divisions of Bashan, and lay on the southeast of Gaulanitis or the Jaulan, and on the south of Lejah, extending from the Arnon to the Hieromax.

It was the most fertile region in Syria, and to this day abounds in the ruins of towns, many of which have stone doors and massive walls. It retains its ancient name. It was known by the Greeks and Romans as “Auranitis.”

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