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Shual, the land of

1 Samuel 13:17; from shual, "jackal", or else "the hollow land." Shual was the land where one of the three parties of Philistine marauders went (1 Samuel 13:17). In the same direction as Ophrah, Taiyibeh; therefore N. of Michmash. Possibly "the land of Shalim" (1 Samuel 9:4). The wild region E. of Taiyibeh, containing a ravine named that of "hyenas."

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'shual, the land of' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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