Past Khalfat (ferry) to Birejik or Bir, the ancient Birtha, where it is only 1 io m.
Bir on the Euphrates, crossed the stream, by the sultan's orders, and advanced on Damascus.
The divinity primarily denoted by it is the storm-god who was known also as Ramman, Bir and Dadda.
On his sole initiative, without consulting his ministers or the council of the empire, he sent instructions to Hafiz Pasha, commanding the Ottoman troops concentrated at Bir on the Euphrates, to advance into Syria.
Above the valley, the fortress and palace of the imams, now replaced by the Turkish military hospital, the suburb of Bir el Azab with its scattered houses and gardens, the Jews' quarter and the village of Rauda, a few miles to the north in a fertile, irrigated plain which Niebuhr compares to that of Damascus.
Bir p, above, and SouXEia, service), and (3) dulia, that due to the saints.
It is surrounded by a stone wall, enclosing handsome palaces, with gardens; the palace of Bir Singh Deo, of the 17th century, is "one of the finest examples of Hindu domestic architecture in India" (Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908).
The Biblical Beersheba probably exists at Bir es-Seba`, 2 m.
Here Ahabbu Sir'lai (Ahab the Israelite) with Baasha, son of Rulhub (Rehob) of Ammon and nine others are allied with Bir-'idri (Ben-hadad), Ahab's contribution being reckoned at 2000 chariots and 10,000 men.
At last, in the spring of 1839, b.~r the sultan ordered his army, concentrated under Reshid in the border district of BIr on the Euphrates, to advance over the Syrian frontier.
The second entailed a desert march of about 250 m., of which one section, Obak-Bir Mahoba (52 m.), was waterless, and the rest had an indifferent water supply (except at Ariab, about half-way to Berber), capable, however, of considerable development.
Its native name is Bir, i.e.
The old sultan thirsted to crush his rebel ous vassal, at any cost; and on the 21st of April 1839 the Ottoman army, stationed at Bir on the Euphrates, crossed the stream and invaded Syria.
His realm was overthrown bir the Medes in the same year in which the history of Rome began.