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Damascus
The principal city of Syria, mentioned in Genesis 15:2 as part of the name of Abraham's manservant Eliezer.
Dead Sea
The largest lake in Palestine, called in Hebrew Yam Ha Melach because of its extreme saltiness. It is fed by the river Jordan. It is mentioned more than once as a border of the Promised Land.
Desolate Passes, Iyye Haavarim
A staging-post on the Israelite journey through the desert, mentioned at Numbers 33:44 as being on Moab's borders.
Di Zahav
A locality in the Aravah area where Moses addressed the Israelites (Deuteronomy 1:1). It is usually identified with the Egyptian Dahab on the east coast of the Sinai peninsula, but this is unlikely as Di Zahav is described as being in northern Moab. It is therefore sometimes also identified with ed-Dheibe, 30 km (48 miles) east of Cheshbon.
Divon
An important Moabite city 5 km (3 miles) north of the Arnon, occupied by the Israelites after the conquest of the Moabite lands (Numbers 21:30; Numbers 32:3; Numbers 34; Numbers 33:45). Divon was among the cities petitioned by the descendants of the tribes of Reuben and Gad. These tribes claimed the lands around Ya'ezer and Gilead for raising livestock, even though this area was on the eastern bank of the Jordan. After attempting to persuade them to settle in Canaan, Moses granted them permission to settle in Transjordan on condition that they armed themselves and led the other Israelites across the Jordan river as an advance guard (Numbers 32). Gad's descendants built Divon into a fortress city (Numbers 32:34).
Divon Gad
An encampment of the Israelites in the wilderness, mentioned at Numbers 33:45-6. Its location is not certain, but it may have been on the Zered Brook, or Nachaliel, Vahev or Matanah.
Dofkah
Dofkah was one of the encampments of the Israelites in the Wilderness. It is only mentioned at Numbers 33:12-13, not in Exodus. Its location remains unknown.




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