Arad locales ancient name – “Tel Arad”= Canaanite city southwest of the Dead Sea > one of the cities located in the eastern Negev whose inhabitants prevented Israelites from entering the “Promised Land”
Canaanite king of Arad fought against Israel + took some of them captive (Numbers 21:1).
Kenite settled in Arad
Arad, a Canaanite city southwest of the Dead Sea, is mentioned in the Bible as one of the cities located in the eastern Negev whose inhabitants prevented the Israelites from entering the “Promised Land”: “When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive” (Numbers 21:1).
The King of Arad appears in the list of Canaanite kings vanquished by Joshua Bin-Nun during the conquest of the Land of Israel (Joshua 12:14). An account is also given of the Kenite tribe which settled in Arad, as is stated: “And the descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad” (Judges 1:16). In an inscription uncovered in the city of…
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