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Ammonites (Reign of Jehoahaz)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A territory of the Ammonites between the Jabbok River in the north and the Arnon River in the south, and from the Jordan River in the west to the eastern desert region.According to Genesis 19:36–38, the Ammonites originated from the incestuous relationship between Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and his younger daughter, resulting in the birth of Ben-ammi (בֶּן־עַמִּי‎, ben-ammiy, “son of my people”).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ammon, Kingdom of
Ammon, Kingdom of (עַמּוֹן‎, ammon, ʿammôn). A territory of the Ammonites between the Jabbok River in the north and the Arnon River in the south, and from the Jordan River in the west to the eastern desert region.According to Genesis 19:36–38, the Ammonites originated from the incestuous relationship
Ammonites
Ammonites (עַמּוֹנִי‎, ammoniy). 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.
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
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (Rabbath-ammon), modern Amman, capital of Jordan.The Ammonites traced their ancestry to the younger
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ammonites
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
Rabbah
Rabbah (rab´uh).1 A city of Judah (Josh. 15:60) in the district with Kiriath-jearim, identified tentatively with modern Khirbet Hamideh. It appears as Rubute in several ancient extrabiblical sources (the Amarna letters, Thutmose IV’s topographical list, and Shishak’s list).2 The only town mentioned
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ammon
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.
Ammonites
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
Ammonites
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
Ammonites
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 Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ammon; Ammonites
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
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
Ammon
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
Ammonites
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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