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Ashtaroth (Place)
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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
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).
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.
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.
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)
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth
Ash´taroth, and once As´taroth (a star), a city on the east of Jordan, in Bashan, in the kingdom of Og, doubtless so called from being a seat of the worship of the goddess of the same name. Deut. 1:4; Josh. 9:10; 12:4; 13:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth
ASH´TAROTH (ashʹta-rōth).1. An ancient city of Bashan, E of the Jordan (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 9:10; 12:4; 3:12, 13) in the half tribe of Manasseh. The inhabitants, including King Og, were giants. The town was the seat of the lewd worship of Astarte and was the capital of Og. By the time of Israel’s entrance
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