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Salt Valley of

Salt, Valley of, a valley in which occurred two memorable victories of the Israelite arms:

1. That of David over the Edomites. 2 Sam. 8:13; 1 Chron. 18:12. 2. That of Amaziah. 2 Kings 14:7; 2 Chron. 25:11. It is perhaps the broad open plain which lies at the lower end of the Dead Sea, and intervenes between the lake itself and the range of heights which crosses the valley at six or eight miles to the south. This same view is taken by Dr. Robinson. Others suggest that it lay nearer to Petra. What little can be inferred from the narrative as to its situation favors the latter theory.