Ammon (Person)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ben-Ammi, Son of Lot
Ben-Ammi, Son of Lot (בֶּן־עַמִּי‎, ben-ammiy). Progenitor of the Ammonites. One of the children conceived by Lot and his daughters in the aftermath of the fall of Sodom and Gemorrah in Gen 19.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ammon (Person)
AMMON (PERSON) [Heb ʿammôn (עַמֹּון‎)]. AMMONITE. The son of Abraham’s nephew Lot, who was the product of an incestuous union between Lot and one of his daughters (Gen 19:36–38). As such, Ammon serves as the eponymous ancestor of the Ammonites, a Transjordanian people whose kingdom the Israelites encountered
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ammon, Ammonites
Ammon, Ammonites. A Semitic people who occupied a fertile area northeast of Moab in Transjordan between the Arnon and Jabbok rivers and extending eastward to the Syrian desert. The chief city was Rabbah (Rabbathammon), modern Amman, capital of Jordan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ammon amʹən; AMMONITES amʹən-īts [Heb. ‘ammôn, ‘ammônîm]. According to Hebrew tradition, the descendants of Ben-ammi, the son of Lot by his daughter (Gen. 19:30–38). As such they were regarded as related to Israel, a relationship reflected in the names ben ‘Ammi (“son of my people”) and be
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AMMON. The son of Lot by his younger daughter (Gen 19:38). His descendants are called Ammonites (q.v.), and sometimes Ammon (Ps 83:7). Ammon is also used as a place name in Neh 13:23.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ammon (Heb. ʿammôn), AMMONITES (ʿammônɩ̂m)A sedentary people living east of the Jordan at the headwaters of the river Jabbok, known also from the annals of Sennacherib (ANET, 279), Tiglath-pileser III (282), and Assurbanipal (294). Although distinctively Ammonite material culture might not be clearly
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
AMMON [ămˊən] (Heb. ˓ammôn); AMMONITES[ămˊə nīts] (Heb. ˓ammônîm).† A Semitic people traditionally designated the descendants of Ben-ammi (lit. “son of my people”) the son of Lot by his younger daughter (Gen. 19:38); they were considered kinsmen of the Moabites (v. 37) and the Israelites
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AM´MON (amʹmon; “inbred,” another form of Ben-ammi, which see). The son of Lot by his youngest daughter (Gen. 19:38), about 2000 b.c. His descendants were called Ammonites (Deut. 2:20), sons of Ammon (Gen. 19:38), and sometimes simply Ammon (Neh. 13:23).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ammonanother form of the name Ben-ammi, the son of Lot (Gen. 19:38). This name is also used for his posterity (Ps. 83:7).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ammon [Am-mahn](Hebrew origin: Tribal, inbred)(Numbers 21:24). 19th century b.c. Ammon, called Benammi by his mother, was born from the incestuous union of Lot and his younger daughter (Genesis 19:38). He was the ancestor of the Ammonites, constant enemies of the Israelites. Their capital, Rabbath
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Amʹmon [of the people], Amʹmonites, Children of Ammon, a people descended from Ben-Ammi, the son whom Lot’s younger daughter bore to him after the destruction of Sodom (Gen. 19:38). Although they dispossessed the Rephaim or giants, called Zamzummim (Deut. 2:20), of the territory lying east of the Jordan
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
AMMON (Ἄμμων)
AMMON (Ἄμμων) 1. Bishop of Hadrianople, a. d. 400, wrote (in Greek) On the Resurrection against Origenism (not extant). A fragment of Ammon, from this work possibly, may be found ap. S. Cyril. Alex. Lib. de Recta Fide. (Vol. v. pt. 2, ad fin. p. 50, ed. Paris. 1638.) He was present at the Council of
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