BESOR, BROOK OF


BESOR, BROOK OF
BESOR, BROOK OF (Heb. נַחַל הַבְּשׂוֹר), a river valley (wadi) in the Negev that David crossed in pursuit of the Amalekites after their attack on Ziklag (I Sam. 30:9–10, 21). It is commonly identified with Wadi Ghazza-al-Shallāla southwest of Beersheba. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Abel, Geog, 1 (1933), 405; Press, Ereẓ, 4 (1955), 806–7, S.V. Ziklag. (Yohanan Aharoni)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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