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A stage in Israel's journey, on the border of Edom and Moab (Numbers 21:10; Numbers 33:43). N. of Punon, E. of the northern part of Edom. Now the halting place el Ahsa on the pilgrim route between Damascus and Mecca. Οboth means "holes dug for water"; plural of Οb or obah , Arabic weibeh . Αhsa is also a plural meaning the same. The wady el Ahsa runs N.W. into the Dead Sea, and is the boundary between the provinces Jebal and Kerak, as anciently between Edom and Moab.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Oboth'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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