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Ashtaroth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beeshterah
Beeshterah (בְּעְסְתְּרָה‎, be'seterah; עַשְׁתָּרֹת‎, ashtaroth). A city in the territory of Manasseh that was assigned to the Levites in the division of the land (Josh 21:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth (Place)
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
Beeshterah (Place)
BEESHTERAH (PLACE) [Heb bĕʿĕstĕrâ (בְּעְסְתְּרָה)]. Var. ASHTAROTH. A town located in the tribal territory of Manasseh, listed as one of the Levitical cities (Josh 21:27). However, in the parallel passage in 1 Chr 6:56 (—Eng 6:71) there is a city named Ashtaroth (Heb ʿaštār̃t), which may perhaps
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
Astaroth
Astaroth. kjv form of Ashtaroth, a town known for its pagan worship of the goddess Ashtoreth, in Deuteronomy 1:4.See Ashtaroth, Ashterathite (Place).
Beeshterah
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
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah bē-eshʹtə-rə [Heb. be‘ešte] (Josh. 21:27); NEB BE-ASHTAROTH. See Ashtaroth.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth, Ashterathite
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
Astaroth
ASTAROTH* kjv form of Ashtaroth, a town known for its pagan worship of the goddess Ashtoreth, in Deuteronomy 1:4. See Ashtaroth, Ashterathite.
Be-Eshterah
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
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
Ashtaroth
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
Astaroth
ASTAROTH. The KJV spelling of the town Ashtaroth (q.v.) in Deut 1:4 see also Gods, False: Ashtoreth.
Beeshterah
BEESHTERAH. A Levitical city given to Manasseh; also called Ashtaroth (q.v.; cf. Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71). Beeshterah is an abbreviation or contraction for Beth-Ashtaroth, “the temple of Ashtoreth.”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth
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
Ashtaroth
Ashtaroth (Heb. ʿaštārôṯ) (PLACE)A city in Bashan, a dwelling place (along with Edrei) of the Amorite king Og, who attempted to impede the progress of the Israelites on their way to Canaan (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4). After Og’s defeat, the town was allotted to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 13:31)
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah (Heb. bĕʿeštĕrâ) (also ASHTAROTH)A city (also called Ashtaroth) located in land owned by Manasseh and given to the levitical clans (Josh. 21:27; 1 Chr. 6:71 [MT 56]). It has been identified with Tell ʿAshtarah (243244) on the King’s Highway. In the 1920s William F. Albright uncovered
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth (Place)
ASHTAROTH [ăshˊtə rŏth] (Heb. ˓aštārôṯ) (PLACE). A city in Bashan, named after the goddess Ashtoreth in whose honor a sanctuary there was built. According to Josh. 12:4; 13:12, the Rephaim dwelled in this city. Their last king, Og of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei (Deut. 1:4; KJV
Be-Eshterah
Be-Eshterah [bē ĕshˊtə rə] (Heb. be˓ešte). A levitical city located in the Transjordanian territory of Manasseh (Josh. 21:27), perhaps to be identified with Ashtaroth (1 Chr. 6:71). The name is probably a contraction of Beth-astoreth, “house of Astarte.”
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
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