Aroer (On the Arnon River)
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A Moabite town on the Arnon River that is mentioned in the Old Testament as a possession, geographical reference point, the place of rule of Sihon the Amorite king, and a location in an oracle of Jeremiah (48:19).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
AROER (PLACE) [Heb ʿarōʿēr (עַרֹעֵר)]. AROERITE. Since it is likely that the name means “crest of a mountain” or “juniper,” such frequent use of this place-name is not unusual.1. The overwhelming number of references to a place named Aroer are made in connection with the so-called “Aroer on the Arnon.”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aroer. 1. Transjordanian city existing from Moses’ time until the fall of Jerusalem (586 bc). It was among the cities that Israel conquered from Sihon the Amorite and Og the Bashanite in an area assigned to the tribes of Gad and Reuben and to half of Manasseh’s tribe. Aroer was on the southern border
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AROER1. Transjordanian city existing from Moses’ time until the fall of Jerusalem (586 bc). It was among the cities that Israel conquered from Sihon the Amorite and Og the Bashanite in an area assigned to the tribes of Gad and Reuben and to half of Manasseh’s tribe. Aroer was on the southern border
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aroer (uh-roh´uhr).1 A fortress on the Arnon River’s northern rim, the southern limit of Amorite (Deut. 2:36), Reubenite-Gadite (Deut. 3:12), Davidic (2 Sam. 24:5), and Syrian (2 Kings 10:33) activities in Transjordan. Excavations at modern Khirbet Ara‘ir have uncovered fortifications from Mesha’s day
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AROER1. A city strategically located on the N bank of the Arnon gorge; modern Arair, three miles SE of Dhiban. It was the southernmost city of the Amorite king Sihon (Deut 2:36; 4:48; Josh 12:2), hence also Reuben’s southernmost city (Josh 13:16). This was David’s starting point in Transjordan for his
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
AROER. 1. In Transjordan, on the N bank of the river Amon (Wadi Môjib) overlooking its deep gorge (D. Baly, The Geography of the Bible, 1957, fig. 72 on p. 237), at modern ‘Ara‘ir (N. Glueck, Explorations in Eastern Palestine I (= AASOR 14, 1934, pp. 3, 49–51 with fig. 21 a and Plate 11), c. 22 km E
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
AROER a) A town on the bank of the Arnon (Deut. 2:36, etc.), on the border of the kingdom of Sihon, King of the Amorites (Josh. 12:2). It was conquered by the Reubenites, and formed part of their territory (Josh. 13:16), but Numbers (32:34) states that it was built by the Gadites. It was fortified by
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AROER The name of three places mentioned in the Old Testament.1. A city on the northern edge of the Arnon Valley in the region of the Amorite kingdom (Deut 2:36; Josh 12:2; Judg 11:26). After the Israelite conquest, the city was allotted to the Reubenites (Josh 13:16; 1 Chr 5:8). It remained an Israelite