Besor, Brook of

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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]