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Kasr-el-Arish. The frontier town of Egypt and Palestine, lying in the midst of the desert, at
the mouth of the brook (ElArish) which was the boundary between the countries, and which is
called in Scripture the River of Egypt. The name of it hence signifies
“Cutoff-Noses,” and is said to have been given it because it was the place
to which criminals thus mutilated were banished under the Aethiopian dynasty of kings of Egypt
(Strabo, p. 759).