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Akrab’bim (the ascent of, or the going up to); also Maaleh-acrabbim (the scorpion pass), a pass between the south end of the Dead Sea and Zin, forming one of the landmarks on the south boundary at once of Judah, Josh. 15:3, and of the Holy Land. Num. 34:4. Also the boundary of the Amorites. Judg. 1:36. As to the name, scorpions abound in the whole of this district.