Abel-Shittim (Nu 33:49) might be the region embraced by Tell Belbil and Tell el Mistah (transposed m?). Raphael Giveon noted that "m" is a "formative" in Semitic languages as well as Egyptian. He noted that the Egyptian word mfkt is also rendered fkt, understood to mean "turquoise" (The below map is of the British Mandate, Map of Transjordan. 1:50,000).
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