Capharbarucha (prob. for כּפִר בּרָכָה, village of blessing; but different from the "valley of blessing", SEE BERACHAH, named in 2Ch 20:26), a place mentioned by Jerome (Ep. 86) as overlooking the desert of Sodom, and traditionally held to be the place where Abraham interceded with Jehovah for the guilty cities of the plain (Ge 18:16; Ge 19:28). The name also occurs (in various forms) in several other ancient notices (Reland, Palaest. p. 685). It is probably the modern Beni Naim, an eminence on very high ground, three or four miles east of Hebron, commanding an extensive view of the Dead Sea (Robinson, Researches, 2:189). The tomb of Lot has been shown there since the days of Mandeville (Trav. p. 68).

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