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(Heb. אַרְגֹּב, argov). A region of unknown location in the upper Transjordan whose name occurs five times in the Old Testament (Deut 3:4, 13, 14; 1 Kgs 4:13; 2 Kgs 15:25).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARGOB (PLACE) [Heb ʾargōb (אַרְגֹּב)]. A district E of the Jordan valley of uncertain location. The name Argob occurs three times in the chapter of Deuteronomy recounting the capture of the Amorite kingdom of BASHAN that was ruled by OG (Deut 3:4, 13, 14) and once in the account of Solomon’s administrative
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Argob (Place). Region in Bashan won by the Israelites when they defeated King Og at Edrei (Nm 21:33–35; Dt 3:4). Argob was located east of the Sea of Chinnereth (later called Sea of Galilee), beyond the regions of Geshur and Maacah (Dt 3:14). Moses assigned all of Bashan, including Argob, to half of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Argob ärʹgob [Heb. ’argōḇ—‘mound’]. A district in northern Transjordan, apparently identified as the kingdom of Og in Bashan (Dt. 3:4). The name occurs four times in the OT, once with the definite article, “the Argob,” and always preceded by Heb. ḥeḇel, “the measured region of [the] Argob.”When
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARGOB (Place) Region in Bashan won by the Israelites when they defeated King Og at Edrei (Nm 21:33–35; Dt 3:4). Argob was located east of the Sea of Chinnereth (later called Sea of Galilee), beyond the regions of Geshur and Maacah (Dt 3:14). Moses assigned all of Bashan, including Argob, to half of Manasseh’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Argob (ahr´gob; Heb., “a mound of earth” or possibly “an area of hills”).1 A specified region east of the Jordan, either an area within Bashan or simply another name for Bashan. Its precise location is not known. It was identified as the kingdom of Og, containing sixty cities and captured by the Israelites
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARGOB. A district of Transjordan which was ruled over by Og, king of Bashan, before the Israelite conquest under Moses (Dt. 3:3–5). It contained sixty strongly fortified, walled cities and many unwalled towns. The exact location of the areas has been a matter of dispute. One view which had the support
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Argob (Heb. ʾargōḇ) (PLACE)A region with 60 fortified cities and numerous villages in Bashan, the kingdom of Og (Deut. 3:4, 13–14). It was conquered by Israel and allotted to the tribe of Manasseh. Jair renamed it Havvoth-jair (Deut. 3:14). It is included in the discussion of Solomon’s sixth administrative
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
ARGOB [ärˊ gŏb] (Heb. ˒argōḇ “mound”) (PLACE). A district in Bashan bordering on Geshur and Maacah. It was in the kingdom of Og of Bashan that the Israelites, after their victory over Sihon king of the Amorites, captured sixty cities (Deut. 3:4), which were subsequently assigned to the eastern
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ARGOB A region in the Bashan, in Transjordan, conquered by the Israelites before they crossed the River Jordan (Deut. 3:4). Jair, son of Manasseh, who conquered the region, called it after himself, Bashan-Havoth-Jair (Deut 3:14). Under Solomon the region Argov and the towns of Jair were two separate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARGOB A region in Bashan in the northern Transjordan (Deut 3:4, 13–14). Originally a Canaanite region, Argob was conquered by the Israelites under Jair, son of Manasseh, given to the tribe of Manasseh, and renamed Havvoth-jair. Argob was a region of sixty fortified cities that formed one of the administrative