Hill country
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    Hill country

    A geographical term of frequent occurrence (Josh. 13:6; 21:11; Luke 1:39, 65), denoting the ridge of hills extending from Jezreel to Beersheba, attaining a maximum elevation of about 3000 feet near Hebron. The hills are sometimes bare but more often covered with herbage and shrubbery; the lower slopes are adapted for the culture of the vine, and the valleys are often very fertile.