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Ammah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ammah
Ammah (אַמָּה‎, ammah). A hill facing Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon, where Abner made a truce with Joab (2 Sam 2:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ammah (Place)
AMMAH (PLACE) [Heb ʾammâ (אַמָּה)]. A hill E of Gibeon that lies “before Giah on the way of the wilderness of Gibeon” (2 Sam 2:24) that descends to the Jordan Valley. On the evening of the battle at Gibeon between the men of Israel and the servants of David, Joab (David’s captain) and his brother Abishai
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ammah
Ammah. Hill north of Jerusalem in the area of Gibeon. A battle fought there between David’s troops under Joab and Ish-bosheth’s troops under Abner was the beginning of a long war between followers of Saul and followers of David (2 Sm 2:24–32; 3:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ammah
Ammah amʹə [Heb. ’ammâ]. A hill near Giah in the territory of Benjamin where the road from Gibeon begins its descent through the wilderness to the Jordan Valley (2 S. 2:24). Abner, pursued by the men of Joab, made a stand here and effected a truce (2:26–28; cf. Josephus Ant. vii.l.3).W. S. LaSor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ammah
AMMAH Hill north of Jerusalem in the area of Gibeon. A battle fought there between David’s troops under Joab and Ishbosheth’s troops under Abner was the beginning of a long war between followers of Saul and followers of David (2 Sm 2:24–32; 3:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ammah
AMMAH. A hill facing Giah on the way to the wilderness of (i.e., E of) Gibeon, which marked the end of Joab’s pursuit of Abner (2 Sam 2:24). The hill probably was at the crest of the wilderness descent into the Jordan Valley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ammah
Ammah (Heb. ʾammâ)A hill near Giah, “on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon” (2 Sam. 2:24), where Abner made a truce with Joab his pursuer (vv. 26–28).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ammah
Ammah [ămˊə] (Heb. ˒ammâ). A hill near Giah, “on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon” (2 Sam. 2:24), where Abner made a truce with Joab his pursuer (vv. 26–28).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ammah
Am´mah (head), The hill of, a hill facing Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon, named as the point to which Joab pursued Abner. 2 Sam. 2:24.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ammah
AM´MAH (amʹmā; Heb. ˒ammâ, a “cubit”). The place reached by Joab and Abishai at sundown in their pursuit of Abner (2 Sam. 2:24).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ammah
Ammaha cubit, the name of a hill which Joab and Abishai reached as the sun went down, when they were in pursuit of Abner (2 Sam. 2:24). It lay to the east of Gibeon.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ammah
AMMAH [AM muh] — a hill in the territory of Benjamin (2 Sam. 2:24). Joab and Abishai stopped here after their victory over Abner in the battle of Gibeon before traveling on to Hebron.
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