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Nehusha

Nehusha

Coordinates: 31°37′47.99″N 34°57′15.83″E / 31.6299972°N 34.9543972°E / 31.6299972; 34.9543972Coordinates: 31°37′47.99″N 34°57′15.83″E / 31.6299972°N 34.9543972°E / 31.6299972; 34.9543972{{#coordinates:31|37|47.99|N|34|57|15.83|E|type:city |primary |name=

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Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Shephelah
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1955
Population (2008) 284[1]
Website www.nechusha.org.il

Nehusha (Hebrew: נְחוּשָׁה, lit. Steadfast) is a moshav in central Israel. Located five kilometres north-east of Beit Guvrin, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 240.

The moshav was established in 1955 on the land of the depopulated Arab village of Umm Burj.[2] but collapsed in 1968. It was re-established in 1981. Its name is derived from the name of the Biblical town of Ir-Nachash (1 Chronicles 4:12)[3] nearby and from Psalms 18:35 (where it is translated as brass, although its meaning is steadfast or firm);

Who traineth my hands for war, so that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

References

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 217, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 ,
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.361 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)

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