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Adam (town)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town near Zarethan where Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River (Josh 3:16). The name probably refers to the Damieh Ford, located near the mouth of the Jabbok twenty miles above Jericho. The gorge of the Jordan is narrow and has high banks at this location—a landslide would allow waters to “pile up” above Adam and run out below, which could explain how the Israelites were able to cross on dry land.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adam on the Jordan
Adam, Town on the Jordan (אָדָם‎, adam). A town near Zarethan where Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River (Josh 3:16). The name probably refers to the Damieh Ford, located near the mouth of the Jabbok twenty miles above Jericho. The gorge of the Jordan is narrow and has high banks at this
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adam (Place)
ADAM (PLACE) [Heb ʾādām (אָדָם)]. A city located in the Transjordan N of the place where the Israelites crossed the Jordan into Palestine (Josh 3:14–17). According to the biblical account of the crossing, the waters of the Jordan “rose up in a heap” at Adam (Josh 3:16). A strategic city, Adam was situated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adam (Place)
Adam (Place). City on the Jordan River. When Joshua led the Israelites across the river, the stretch of riverbed from this city to the Dead Sea dried up miraculously so the people could cross on dry land (Jos 3:16). Adam is identified with modern Tell ed-Damiyeh.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adam
Adam adʹiem [Heb. ’āḏām]. A city near the confluence of the Jordan and Jabbok rivers about 18 mi (30 km) N of Jericho and near the site where Israel crossed from the plains of Moab to western Palestine on the dry bed of the Jordan (Josh. 3:16).In the area of Adam, modern Tell ed-Dâmiyeh, slides
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adam (Place)
ADAM (Place) City on the Jordan River. When Joshua led the Israelites across the river, the stretch of riverbed from this city to the Dead Sea dried up miraculously so the people could cross on dry land (Jos 3:16). Adam is identified with modern Tell ed-Damiyeh.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Adam
ADAM. (Heb. ʿāḏām). A town 28 km N of Jericho, near *Zarethan, controlling the Jordan fords just below the confluence of the Jabbok; modern Tell ed-Damiyeh. The blocking of the Jordan here made it possible for the Israelites to cross at Jericho (Jos. 3:10ff.).J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adam (Place)
Adam (Heb. ʾāḏām) (PLACE)A city in Transjordan ca. 30 km. (19 mi.) N of the spot where the Israelites crossed the Jordan opposite Jericho (Josh. 3:16). The site is modern Tell ed-Dâmiyeh (201167), ca. 2 km. (1.2 mi.) S of the mouth of the Jabbok River.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adam (Place)
ADAM [ădˊəm] (Heb. ˒aḏām) (PLACE). A city at the site of modern Tell ed-Dâmiyeh, about 2 km. (1:2 mi.) south of the mouth of the Jabbok river and about 30 km. (19 mi.) north of the spot where the Israelites crossed the Jordan opposite Jericho (Josh. 3:16).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Adam
ADAM A town in the Jordan Valley, close to the point where the Israelites crossed the river (Josh. 3:16). It was in this region, between Succoth and Zarethan, that Solomon cast the copper vessels for the Temple (1 Kgs. 7:46, 2 Chr. 4:17). The town is mentioned, as Adama, in Pharaoh Sheshonq’s list of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adam
Ad´am, a city on the Jordan, “beside Zaretan,” in the time of Joshua. Josh. 3:16.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adam
ADAM. A town near the Jordan, and beside Zaretan (Josh. 3:16; Zarethan, NIV). It is identified with Tell ed-Damieh on the E bank of the river, near the mouth of the Jabbok and eighteen miles above Jericho. Here the waters miraculously rose in a heap while the Israelites crossed the Jordan River.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Adam, the City of
Adam, the City ofis referred to in Josh. 3:16. It stood “beside Zarethan,” on the west bank of Jordan (1 Kings 4:12). At this city the flow of the water was arrested and rose up “upon an heap” at the time of the Israelites’ passing over (Josh. 3:16).