Mabu'im

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Mabu'im
Mabueem Entrance.jpg
Mabu'im is located in Israel
Mabu'im
Mabu'im
Coordinates: 31°26′57.12″N 34°39′12.6″E / 31.4492000°N 34.653500°E / 31.4492000; 34.653500Coordinates: 31°26′57.12″N 34°39′12.6″E / 31.4492000°N 34.653500°E / 31.4492000; 34.653500
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Founded 1958
Population (2015)[1] 1,161

Mabu'im (Hebrew: מַבּוּעִים‎, lit. Springs) is a communal settlement in southern Israel. Located to the north-east of Netivot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,161.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1958 as a village centre for the local moshavim. In the 1990s it grew rapidly as it absorbed new residents. Its name is derived from the Book of Isaiah 35:7;

And the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the habitation of jackals herds shall lie down, it shall be an enclosure for reeds and rushes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.