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Arnon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arnon River
Arnon River A deep river canyon in the Transjordan, east of the Dead Sea, which separates geopolitical Moab from the plateau to the north. Known today as Wadi El-Mujib.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arnon (Place)
ARNON (PLACE) [Heb ʾarnôn (אַרְנֹון)]. A perennial stream whose tributaries drain much of the Moabite plateau on both sides of the Arnon gorge (modern Wadi Mojib). The Arnon’s source is near Lejjun, ca. 10 miles NE of Kerak. From its meager beginning, the stream flows NNW for ca. 15 miles, and then
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arnon
Arnon. River of Transjordan, the present Wadi el-Mojib, running from east to west through a canyon with walls 1,500 feet high into the Dead Sea. At the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan the gorge served as a natural border between Moab to the south and the Ammonite kingdoms to the north (Nm 21:13–15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arnon
Arnon ärʹnon [Heb. ’arnōn; Gk. Arnōn]. A river flowing into the Dead Sea on the east. Apart from 2 K. 10:33; Isa. 16:2; Jer. 48:20, this river is mentioned only in Numbers through Judges, and always as marking the boundary between Moab to the south, and first the Amorites, then Israel, to the north.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arnon
ARNON River of Transjordan, the present Wadi el-Mojib, running from east to west through a canyon with walls 1,500 feet (457 meters) high into the Dead Sea. At the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan, the gorge served as a natural border between Moab to the south and the Ammonite kingdoms to the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arnon
The Arnon River. JRARNON. A perennial stream of Transjordan flowing 30 miles through a deep gorge into the Dead Sea slightly N of its mid-point; modern Wadi el-Mojib. At the time of the Conquest it separated Moab from the Amorite kingdoms to the N. It was from this vicinity that Israel issued its
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arnon
ARNON. A wadi running into the E side of the Dead Sea opposite En-gedi. This formed the S border of Reubenite territory at the time of the settlement (Dt. 3:12, 16), and previously marked the boundary between Moab to the S and Arnon to the N (Jdg. 11:18–19). The invading Hebrews crossed the Amon from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arnon
Arnon (Heb. ʿarnôn)One of Transjordan’s four major perennial streams. The Arnon’s source is near el-Lejjun, 16 km. (10 mi.) NE of Kerak, from which it transects the Moabite Plateau (modern Wadi Möjib) to the northwest for 24 km. (15 mi.) and then turns west where it flows for another 24 km. (15 mi.)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arnon
Arnon [ärˊnən] (Heb. ˒arnōn). A river in Transjordan which flows into the Dead Sea opposite En-gedi; its contemporary name is Wādî Môjib. A number of tributaries and streams unite about 21 km. (13 mi.) east of the Dead Sea, forming the Arnon. The river continues its course through a gorge
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Arnon
ARNON A stream in Transjordan, identified with the River Mogib, rising in the Syro-Arabian desert and flowing into the Dead Sea. In its 30-mile course the river descends about 3,500 feet, the last part through a deep, narrow gorge. Sihon, King of the Amorites, conquered the land north of this river,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arnon
ARNON A river that flows into the midpoint of the Dead Sea from the east; today it is called Wadi Mojib. In the time of Moses, the river marked the northern boundary of Moab and the southern boundary of the Amorite kingdom (Num 21:13; Deut 2:24, 3:8, 12, 16; Josh 12:1–2, 13:9; 2 Kgs 10:33). (See also
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arnon
Ar´non (roaring), the river or torrent which formed the boundary between Moab and the Amorites, on the north of Moab, Num. 21:13, 14, 24, 26; Judges 11:22, and afterwards between Moab and Israel (Reuben). Deut. 2:24, 36; 3:8, 12, 16; 4:48; Josh. 12:1, 2; 13:9, 16; Judges 11:13, 26. There can be no doubt
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