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Amman
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The modern name of the capital city of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, located on the eastern side of the Jordan River. The biblical name is Rabbath-Ammon, translated as Rabbah of the Ammonites (2 Sam 12:26 NIV); Rabbath or Rabbah refers to a great or chief city. It is the only Ammonite town named in the Bible.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amman
Amman (רַבַּת בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן‎, rabbath beney ammon). The modern name of the capital city of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, located on the eastern side of the Jordan River. The biblical name is Rabbath-Ammon, translated as Rabbah of the Ammonites (2 Sam 12:26 NIV); Rabbath or Rabbah refers to a great
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amman
AMMAN (M.R. 238151). The capital city of the modern Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, situated in the Transjordan tableland E of the Jordan Rift Valley. Archaeological explorations in the environs of the city have revealed evidence of its character in biblical times. In OT times the city was known as “Rabbah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ammon
Ammon (am´uhn), an area east of the Jordan River at the headwaters of the river Jabbok, homeland to the Ammonites. According to historical research, the rise of the kingdom of Ammon east of the Jordan River coincided with the rise of several states in the greater Syro-Palestinian area during the Late
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Amman
AmmanThe capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman is also Jordan’s only modern urban area. It is built on rolling hills in the northwestern part of the country, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of the Jordan River.Sites of interest include the remains of the ancient citadel,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Amman
Amman ah-mahn′. The capital city of the modern country of Jordan. See Rabbah.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Amman
Amman(Philadelphia). Capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 88 km east of Jerusalem (see map 22, E4); in a mountainous region at an elevation of approx. 900 m, well watered and in an advantageous location. The biblical toponym was Rabbath-Ammon. In the Hellenistic period the city was called
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
c. Amman Plateau
c. Amman Plateau. The Jabbok River in the north is a clear geographical boundary for this region, but there is no similar separation to the south until the Wadi Mujib (biblical Arnon). Thus, even though the region may be subdivided geographically into three areas, we will include it as one region stretching