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Ataroth (of Ephraim)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ataroth of Ephraim
Ataroth of Ephraim (עֲטָרוֹת‎, ataroth). A town in Ephraim’s allotment, on the border with the territory of Benjamin (Josh 16:2, 7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ataroth (Place)
ATAROTH (PLACE) [Heb ʿăṭārōt (עֲטָרֹת)]. A name for 2 different places in the OT.1. A fortified town captured by the tribe of Gad (Num 32:3) from Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, on the E side of the Jordan; it was rebuilt for cattle and sheep (Num 32:34).Mesha, king of Moab
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ataroth
Ataroth. 1. Town in the mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Ataroth was rebuilt by Gad’s tribe (Nm 32:3, 33–36). It was mentioned on the famous Moabite Stone by King Mesha, who said he brought back the “altar of David” from Ataroth. This Ataroth is probably modern Khirbet Attarus.2. Town on
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ataroth (of Ephraim)
3. A place in northeast Ephraim (Josh. 16:7), not far from Jericho; possibly modern Tell Sheikh edh-Dhiab.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ataroth
ATAROTH1. Town in the mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Ataroth was rebuilt by Gad’s tribe (Nm 32:3, 33–36). It was mentioned on the famous Moabite Stone by King Mesha, who said he brought back the “altar of David” from Ataroth. This Ataroth is probably modern Khirbet Attarus.2. Town on
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ataroth
Ataroth (at´uh-roth).1 Khirbet Attarus, eight miles northwest of Dibon (Num. 32:3, 34), associated with the tribe of Gad.2 Tell el-Mazar, an east border town of Ephraim (Josh. 16:7).3 Part of the compound name Ataroth-addar (Josh. 16:5; 18:13), a border town between Ephraim and Benjamin, modern-day
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ataroth
ATAROTH1. A town E of the Jordan given to the tribe of Reuben but evidently fortified by Gad; modern Khirbet ’Attarus, about eight miles NW of Dibon (modern Dhiban) (Num 32:3, 34). On the Moabite Stone (q.v.) Mesha said the Gadites had “always” dwelt there (ANET, p. 320).2. A town on the S border of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ataroth
ATAROTH (Heb. ‘aṭārôṯ, lit. ‘crowns’,). 1. A city on the E of Jordan in Reubenite territory (Nu. 32:3, 34), modern Khirbet ‘Attarus; cf. *Arnon. A city called Atroth occurs in Nu. 32:35, but this may be an accidental repetition from the previous verse, or else should be taken with the following word,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ataroth
Ataroth (Heb. ʿăṭārôṯ)1. A town in Transjordan taken by the Israelites from Sihon the Amorite (Num. 32:3) and allotted to the tribe of Gad, who rebuilt it (Num. 32:34; Mesha Stela l. 10). Mesha, the Moabite king, later took it from the Gadites (Mesha l. 11) after the death of Ahab. It has been
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ataroth
ATAROTH A town built by the Gadites after the conquest of the kingdom of the Amorites in the 13th century bc (Num. 32:3, 34). Mesha, King of Moab, recounts in his stele (Inscriptions) that Omri, King of Israel, fortified Ataroth but that he, Mesha, recaptured it. Identified with Khirbet Atarus, on a
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ataroth
ATAROTH The name of several places.1. A city that was taken from Sihon the Amorite and rebuilt by the tribe of Gad (Num 32:3, 34).2. A territory in the Jordan Valley on the eastern border of Ephraim (Josh 16:2; cf. 16:5, 16:7, 18:3).3. A town mentioned in 1 Chr 2:54, otherwise unidentified.