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  • Aijalon — (also spelled Ayalon) is a place in ancient Israel first mentioned in the Book of Joshua as Joshua defeats five Amorite kings. Thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon is commanded to stay still as the battle continues, allowing the Israelite army… …   Wikipedia

  • AIJALON — (Ayyalon) (Heb. אַיָּלוֹן; place of deer ). (1) City situated in a broad valley (valley of Aijalon) which is one of the approaches to the Judean Hills. Volcanic activity occurring in the area in the latest geological period left some basalt… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Yalo — Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine name=Yalo imgsize= caption= arname=يالو meaning= altSp=Yalu district=rl population=16,441 popyear=1961 area=14,992 areakm=15.0 date=7 June 1967 cause=E curlocl=Canada ParkYalo ( ar. يالو, also… …   Wikipedia

  • Tribal allotments of Israel — According to the Book of Joshua, Joshua divided the newly conquered land of Canaan into parcels, and assigned them to the Tribes of Israel by lot. The Book of Joshua describes the parcels by giving landmarks along the borders, or in some cases by …   Wikipedia

  • DAN — (Heb. דָּן), the fifth son of Jacob and the firstborn of bilhah , Rachel s maid (Gen. 30:1–6). The Name The narrative attributes the origin of the name Dan to Rachel, who said: God has vindicated me (dananni); indeed, He has heeded my plea and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Human rights in North Korea — North Korea This article is part of the series: Politics and government of North Korea Constitution Juche …   Wikipedia

  • GEDERAH, GEDEROTH — (Heb. גְּדֵרָה, גְּדֵרוֹת), name of several localities in Ereẓ Israel formed from the root גדר ( to wall in ). (1) A place in the northern Shephelah of Judah mentioned in Joshua 15:36. It may be identical with the home of Jozabad, a mighty man of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SHAALBIM — or SHAALABBIN (Heb. םי ִב ְלעַש; ןי ִּב ַלעַש). (1) Town in the territory of the tribe of Dan, together with Aijalon (Josh. 19:42). The place was inhabited by Amorites, who submitted to the tribe of Ephraim (Judg. 1:35). One of David s mighty men …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SHEPHELAH — (Heb. שְׁפֵלָה), biblical geographical term derived from shfl ( low ). The Shephelah is one of the component parts of the Promised Land, together with the mountain, the valley (Arabah), and the Negev (Deut. 1:7; Josh. 9:1; 12:8; and is so… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ajalon — and Aij alon, place of deer. (1.) A town and valley at the lowland of Shephelah, originally assigned to the tribe of Dan, from which, however, they could not drive the Amorites (Judg. 1:35). It was one of the Levitical cities given to the… …   Wikipedia