Arad ā´răd [key], in the Bible, royal town in the Negev, the modern Tell Arad (Israel), S of Hebron. The
king Aradin the Book of Numbers is a mistranslation for
king of Arad.It is the only tell (mound) in the Negev and indicates the existence of a fortified town in the Bronze Age.
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