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A city in the territory of Manasseh that was assigned to the Levites in the division of the land (Josh 21:27).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ASHTAROTH (PLACE) [Heb ʿaštārôt (עַשְׁתָּרֹות)]. ASHTERATHITE. The name of a city in Bashan, situated on a mound known today as Tell ʿAshtarah in Syria (M.R. 243244). According to the OT, prior to its conquest by the Israelites, it was, together with Edrei, the dwelling place of Og, king of Bashan
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashtaroth, Ashterathite (Place)
Ashtaroth, Ashterathite (Place). Town of Bashan, named along with Edrei as the home of King Og (Dt 1:4, kjv Astaroth; Jos 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31). Ashtaroth is the plural form of Ashtoreth, the name of the Canaanite fertility goddess who was worshiped there. After Og was defeated by the Israelites (Dt
Beeshterah. City of the half-tribe of Manasseh given to the levitical family of Gershonites in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 21:27). The spelling is a shortened form for Beth-Ashtaroth (“house or place of Ashtaroth”). It seems to be the same as the city of Ashtaroth found in a similar passage
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASHTAROTH, ASHTERATHITE* Town of Bashan, named along with Edrei as the home of King Og (Dt 1:4; Jos 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31). Ashtaroth is the plural form of Ashtoreth, the name of the Canaanite fertility goddess who was worshiped there. After Og was defeated by the Israelites (Dt 3:1–11), Moses gave Ashtaroth
BE-ESHTERAH City of the half-tribe of Manasseh given to the Levitical family of Gershonites in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 21:27). The spelling is a shortened form for Beth-ashtaroth (“house or place of Ashtaroth”). It seems to be the same as the city of Ashtaroth found in a similar passage
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ashtaroth (ash´tuh-roth), the capital city of Og, king of Bashan, whom the Israelites under Moses defeated in battle (Deut. 1:4; cf. Josh. 9:10; 12:4). It is later mentioned as a city of refuge given to the Gershomites, a levitical group, from the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chron. 6:71).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASHTAROTH1. The plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess (Jdg 2:13; 10:6; 1 Sam 7:3–4; 12:10; 31:10). See Gods, False.2. One of two chief cities, along with Edrei (q.v.), of Og, king of Bashan (Deut 1:4; Josh 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31; 1 Chr 6:71; cf. Gen 14:5), located at Tell Ashtarah about 20 miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ASHTAROTH, ASHTORETH. 1. Heb. ‘aštōreṯ, ‘aštārôṯ, a mother goddess with aspects as goddess of fertility, love and war, known to the Israelites through the Canaanites (1 Ki. 11:5). The name was common in one form or another, among many of the Semitic-speaking peoples of antiquity. In Mesopotamia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ashtaroth; Ashteroth Karnaim
ASHTAROTH; ASHTEROTH KARNAIM The capital of the kingdom of Og, King of the Bashan (Josh. 9:10, etc.). After his defeat it was given to Machir, son of Manasseh (Josh. 13:31). The town is of great antiquity and is mentioned in the Execration Texts, in the list of Thutmosis III and in the El Amarna letters.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ASHTAROTH A city in the region of Bashan in the upper Transjordan. It was the home of the Amorite king Og, who attempted to halt the Israelite invasion of Canaan (Deut 1:4; Josh 12:4). Following the defeat of Og, Ashtaroth was given to the tribe of Manasseh (Josh 13:31) and was later a Levitical city