Riblah: Fruitful, an ancient town on the northern frontier of Palestine, 35
miles north-east of Baalbec, and 10 or 12 south of Lake Homs, on the
eastern bank of the Orontes, in a wide and fertile plain. Here
Nebuchadnezzar had his head-quarters in his campaign against
Jerusalem, and here also Necho fixed his camp after he had routed
Josiah's army at Megiddo
(2 Kings 23:29-35; 25:6,20,21; Jeremiah 39:5; 52:10) It
was on the great caravan road from Palestine to Carchemish, on the
Euphrates. It is described
(Numbers 34:11) as "on the eastern side of Ain."
A place still called el Ain, i.e., "the fountain", is found in such a
position about 10 miles distant.