Ataroth (of Gad)
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A town that the Israelites captured from Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan (Num 32:3, 34). The tribe of Gad requested it as part of their inheritance across the Jordan from the promised land.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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 (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
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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