Beersheba

geographical name
Beer·​she·​ba | \ bir-ˈshē-bə How to pronounce Beersheba (audio) , ber-, bər- \

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town in the northern part of the Negev region of Israel; dates back to biblical times population 128,400

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“Beersheba.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beersheba?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=gg&file=ggbeer01. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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