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Abarim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A mountain range northeast of the Dead Sea, including Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the promised land before his death (Num 27:12; Deut 32:49).Abarim means “a place opposite” or “a place beyond.” The root is עבר‎ ('br), which appears in the phrase “beyond Jordan” (Gen 50:10–11; Num 22:1; etc.). This is found in the phrases “the mountains of Abarim” (Num 33:47–48); “this mountain of Abarim” (Num 27:12) or “this mountain of the Abarim” (Deut 32:49); and Iye-abarim, which means “Heap of the Abarim” (Num 21:11; 33:44). The name Abarim, without the article, occurs in Jer 22:20. In this passage, it seems to be the name of a region, like Lebanon and Bashan.Anyone living in Canaan would have spoken of the region east of the Jordan as “beyond Jordan.” Looking across the Jordan and the Dead Sea they would call the mountains they saw there “the beyond mountains.” It is unknown how extensive the region was.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abarim
Abarim (עֲבָרִים‎, avarim). A mountain range northeast of the Dead Sea, including Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the promised land before his death (Num 27:12; Deut 32:49).Abarim means “a place opposite” or “a place beyond.” The root is עבר‎ ('br), which appears in the phrase “beyond Jordan” (Gen
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abarim (Place)
ABARIM (PLACE) [Heb ʿăbārı̂m (עֲבָרִים)]. A mountain range generally located east of the mouth of the Jordan river and northeast of the Dead Sea forming the northwestern rim of the Moabite tableland, thus separating the latter from the rift valley (Num 33:47–48). The highest peaks of this range rise
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abarim
Abarim. Mountainous area located east of the Jordan River and Dead Sea, and extending northward from the plains of Moab. From the highest point on Mt Nebo, called Pisgah, located in Abarim (2,643 feet), Moses looked into the Promised Land shortly before he died (Dt 32:48–50; 34:1–6).The Abarim mountains.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abarim
Abarim abʹ-ə-rim [Heb. aḇārîm—‘regions beyond’]; AV also “the passages” (Jer. 22:20). A mountainous region E of the northern Dead Sea.When the people of Abraham lived in Canaan, before they went to Egypt to sojourn, they spoke of the region E of the Jordan as “beyond Jordan.” Looking across the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abarim
ABARIM* Mountainous area located east of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, and extending northward from the plains of Moab. From the highest point on Mt Nebo, called Pisgah, located in Abarim (2,643 feet; 805 meters), Moses looked into the Promised Land shortly before he died (Dt 32:48–50; 34:1–6).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abarim
Abarim (ab´uh-rim; Heb., “parts beyond”), a mountain range to the east of the Jordan River that probably includes Mount Nebo (Deut. 32:49). The Israelites camped here before descending to the plains of Moab in order to enter the promised land (Num. 33:47–48). Jeremiah later referred to Abarim along with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abarim
ABARIM. The promontories at the western edge of the plateau of Moab, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Viewed from the W in the valley below, they appear to be a mountain range rising to a height up to 4,000 feet above the Dead Sea. Here the Israelites camped briefly (Num 33:47–48). From
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abarim
ABARIM. A name for the mountains which rise from the E shore of the Dead Sea, where the edge of the *Moabite plateau is broken up by a succession of E-W wadis: literally it means ‘the regions beyond’, i.e. beyond the Dead Sea from the point of View of Judah. At the N end of the range stands Mt *Nebo,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abarim
Abarim (Heb. ʿăḇārɩ̂m)A mountain range E of the Dead Sea and opposite the Judean wilderness, overlooking the Jordan Valley. The name probably reflects the ancient eastern orientation: one would go to the Abarim (i.e., “the regions beyond”) on a journey eastward to Transjordan.Since the Israelites
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abarim
Abarim [ăbˊə rĭm] (Heb. ˒aḇārîm “regions beyond”). A mountainous region between the plateau of Moab on the east and the Dead Sea on the west (Num. 27:12; 33:47–48; Deut. 32:49). The mountain range (cf. NIV, JB at Num. 27:12; Deut. 32:49), named Abarim by the people west of the Jordan, is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abarim
ABARIM A mountain range directly northeast of the Dead Sea (Num 27:12; Jer 22:20). The Israelites passed through the Abarim as they neared Canaan, camping there before their entry into the plains of Moab (Num 33:47–48). Moses stood upon the highest peak of Mount Nebo, the peak Pisgah, and gazed down
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abarim
Ab´arim (regions beyond), a mountain or range of highlands on the east of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, facing Jericho, and forming the eastern wall of the Jordan valley at that part. Its most elevated spot was “the Mount Nebo, ‘head’ of ‘the’ Pisgah,” from which Moses viewed the Promised Land before