, LXX.), mentioned only in the book of Judith (7.18), where Ekrebel
is said to be “near Chus,
which is at the torrent (i. e. the valley) of Mochmur.
” These localities were identified by Dr. Schultz in 1847, to the east of the road between Nablus and Jerusalem. “Leaving Turmus Aya, I went by Seiloon and Kariyoot, and Jalood, and Joorîsh, to Akrabah.
Akrabah is marked nearly in the right place on Robinson's Map, but it is a large village, looking very much like a town, not a ruin. Between Joorish and Akrabah, but nearer to the former, is a valley running from east to west called Wady Makh Fooriyeh.
Akrabah lies north of Joorish, the two places in sight of each other. Here I think you have the Ekrebel
of the book of Judith, near Khoos
at the Wady (Χείμαρρος
) Mokhmoor; and Khoos (Χούς
) must be corrected into Χουρίς.
” (Schultz's Letter
in Williams's Holy City,
vol. i. Appendix 2. p. 469.)