Rissah is  comes after Libnah, the white land in the west. Libna was a Libyan emporia on the coast of Palestine north of Gaza.
A related semitic language meaning is Rissah (Hebrew: רִסָּה) heap of ruins, In context this would refer to one of the fortified wells along what was known as the Kings highway, a sequence of fortified wells guarding the route from Egypt through Gaza to Canaan.
- ↑ (Arabic for a well stopped up with stones)
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This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.