|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Desolation, a place in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:59), probably the modern village Beit Ummar, 6 miles north of Hebron.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ma'-a-rath (ma`arath): A city in the hill country of Judah, mentioned between Gedor and Beth-anoth (Joshua 15:59). The small village of Beit Ummar upon the watershed, a little to the West of the carriage road to Hebron and about a mile from Khirbet Jedur (Gedor), is a probable site. There are many rock tombs to its East. The village mosque is dedicated to Nebi Matta, i.e. Matthew. See P E F, III, 305, Sh XXI.
Maarath (1 Occurrence)
Joshua 15:59 Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)