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 (bîr-shē′bə, bĕr-shĕv′ə)
A city of southern Israel southwest of Jerusalem. In biblical times it marked the southern boundary of Palestine.


(Placename) a town in S Israel: commercial centre of the Negev. In biblical times it marked the southern limit of Palestine. Pop: 183 000 (2003 est)


(bɪərˈʃi bə, ˈbɪər ʃə-)

a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine. 152,600.
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Dan was the northern and Beersheba the southern limit of Palestine--hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba.
They plumb e't all the bacon and prunes and sugar and dog-food," Elijah reported, "and gosh darn my buttons, if they didn't gnaw open the sacks and scatter the flour and beans and rice from Dan to Beersheba.
On one of his visits to see his family, Abraham explains that he wants Isaac to live with him at Beersheba for part of the year.
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba yesterday, wounding at least ten people, two critically, in the first such attack since Israel began its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip this month.
The Beersheba bombings were Hamas' revenge for the assassinations of Yassin in March and Rantisi in April.
Eugene Leibovitz and his colleagues at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel.
A pesar del atentado de Beersheba que hirio a 67 israelies y que estuvo a punto de poner fin a las negociaciones entre palestinos e israelies en Wye Mills (Washington), las perspectivas de un acuerdo interino eran bastante aceptables.
Born in the Nusseirat refugee camp to parents who fled from Beersheba to Gaza, Abu Marahil was a boy when Palestinian guerrillas hijacked the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and killed 11 Israeli athletes and officials.
Mizrahi and his colleagues at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba are testing the crawling cactus Selenicereus megalanthus and two species of Hylocereus.
The FEPZ will likely cover about 500 acres located near Beersheba in the Negev desert.
The action for which Somerset-born Collins was decorated (and promoted to sergeant) took place near the Biblical city of Beersheba where troops from the 53rd (Welsh) Division played a key role in the 10-day battle to capture Gaza and surrounding areas.
The Beersheba Magistrate's Court accepted the plea bargain .