Shephelah

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

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