Shephelah (Shi-fee┬┤luh)

The, a noun that in Hebrew is always used with the definite article. It refers to the low hills in western Palestine separating the coastal plains from the central mountain ridge to the east. The overwhelming number of references are to the Shephelah of Judah. These hills provided a buffer between Judah and Philistia, and both parties sought control of the Shephelah because of its strategic value (Jer 17:26).

Jer 17:26

26And people shall come from the towns of Judah and the places around Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the Shephelah, from the hill country, and from ... View more

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