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A region near the Euphrates that included the city of Pethor, which was the home of Balaam (Num 22:5).
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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AMAW. The name of the homeland of the prophet Balaam (Num 22:5, RSV), translating Heb. ˓ammô, “his people” (KJV). W.F. Albright (BASOR #118 (1950), 14–20) recognized this term to be the name of the country called ˓Amau on the inscribed statue of Idrimi excavated by Leonard Woolley at Alalakh, which
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
AMAW (Ămʹ aw) Place-name meaning “his people.” Translated “land of children of his people” (KJV) or “his native land” (NIV) or “land of the sons of his people” (NASB) in Num. 22:5, but translated as place-name in RSV, TEV. Place-name also appears in Idrim Inscription about 1450 b.c. and in an Egyptian
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Amaw ay′maw (עַמּוֹ). Also Amau. According to some scholars, this term refers to the land near the Euphrates River from which Balak, king of Moab, summoned Balaam to curse Israel (Num. 22:5 NRSV). If this translation is correct, Amaw (or Amaʾe) may be identified with a region in the valley of the river
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AMAW ay´maw [עַמּוֹ ʿammo]. In the NRSV, Amaw is named as the place where Balaam was residing when King Balak of Moab sent for him to curse the Israelites based on W. F. Albright’s interpretation of ʿammo in Num 22:5. Varying textual versions scholars pose conflicting locations for Balaam’s home and