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Members of the ancient Ammonite culture. Opposed the Israelites at various times throughout Scripture. The Bible ascribes their origins to the incestuous relationship between Lot and his younger daughter that resulted in the birth of Ben-Ammi.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (Rabbath-ammon), modern Amman, capital of Jordan.The Ammonites traced their ancestry to the younger
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ammonites (am´uh-nits), a people who lived east of the Jordan River, in the area of the modern state of Jordan. The capital city was called Rabbah. Its ancient remains are located in the heart of modern Amman. According to Gen. 19:30–38, a son was born to Lot, Abraham’s nephew, named Ben-ammi. This child
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AMMONITES. A people descended from a son of Lot by his younger daughter, who gave birth to Benammi in a cave near Zoar, now called Zi’ara. They dispossessed the Zamzummims and dwelt in their place (Deut 2:20–21). Their country lay between the Arnon and Jabbok River to the NE of Moab, protected by a strong
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
AMMON, AMMONITES. Ammon (Heb, ’ammon) was the name of the descendants of Benammi, Lot’s younger son by his daughter, born in a cave near Zoar (Gn. 19:38). They were regarded as relatives of the Israelites, who were commanded to treat them kindly (Dt. 2:19).At an early date the Ammonites occupied the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
AMMON; AMMONITES The land east of the River Jordan, on the north bank of the River Jabbok, called after the Ammonites. According to archaeological evidence, they settled there at the beginning of the 13th century bc together with the Moabites (Moab) and the Edomites (Edom), who settled more to the south.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AMMONITES Eastern neighbors of Israel who occupied a part of the Transjordan between the Arnon and Jabbok rivers. Scripture identifies them as descendants of Ammon, the son of Abraham’s nephew Lot through an incestuous union with one of Lot’s own daughters (Gen 19:36–38). In this way the Ammonites were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Am´mon (sons of renown, mountaineers), Am´monites, Children of Ammon, a people descended from Ben-ammi, the son of Lot by his younger daughter. Gen. 19:38; comp. Ps. 83:7, 8. The Ammonites are frequently mentioned with the Moabites (descendants of Ben-ammi’s half-brother), and sometimes under the same
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AM´MONITES (amʹmon-īts). A nomadic race descended from Lot’s youngest daughter, as the more civilized Moabites were from the elder one (Gen. 19:36–38). The two tribes were so connected that their names seem sometimes to have been used interchangeably (cf. Deut. 23:3 with Num. 22:2–7; Num. 21:29 with
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