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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ataroth-Addar (עַטְרוֹת אַדָּר‎, atroth addar). A village between Ephraim and Benjamin on the west side of the Jordan river (Josh 16:5; 18:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ataroth-Addar (Place)
ATAROTH-ADDAR (PLACE) [Heb ʿăṭṭārôt ʾaddār (עֲטָּרֹות אַדָּר)]. A border town between Ephraim and Benjamin on the W side of the Jordan river (Josh 16:5, 18:13). Many critics conclude that the reference to Ataroth in Josh 16:2 has left out ʾaddār, but Boling (Joshua AB, 402) suggests that the boundary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ataroth-addar. Town on the boundary between Ephraim’s territory and that of Benjamin (Jos 16:5; 18:13), about seven miles north of Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. A place on the border between Ephraim and Benjamin, toward the west (Josh. 16:2); probably the same as Ataroth-addar of 16:5 and 18:13. Smith (HGHL) identified this place with the present Atara on the high road from Jerusalem to Bethel, 3.5 mi (5.5 km) S of Bethel and 6 mi (10 km) E of upper Beth-horon.
Ataroth-Addar atʹə-roth adʹär [Heb. ‘āṭrôṯ’addār—‘crowns of Addar’] (Josh. 16:5; 18:13). See Ataroth 2.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ATAROTH-ADDAR Town on the boundary between Ephraim’s territory and that of Benjamin (Jos 16:5; 18:13), about seven miles (11 kilometers) north of Jerusalem.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Archite (ahr´kit).1 Identification given to Hushai, adviser to David (2 Sam. 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14; 1 Chron. 27:33). Hushai spied on Absalom and the priests Zadok and Abiathar.2 A territory associated with Ataroth, a boundary location between Benjamin and Ephraim (Josh. 16:2), possibly identical with
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ataroth-Addar (Heb. ʿăṭārôṯ ʾaddār)A Benjaminite town, on the border between the territory of Ephraim (Josh. 16:2, 5) to the north and Benjamin (18:13) to the south. The city may be identified with Khirbet Raddana (1695.1468), just N of modern Ramallah, or with the modern village of ʿAṭtara,
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ataroth-Addar [ătˊə rŏth ădˊər] (Heb. ˓āṭrôṯ ˒ddār “crowns of Addar”). A town on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:5; 18:13), possibly identical with the Ataroth mentioned at Josh. 16:2 as the territory of the Archites. Some scholars identify it with Khirbet ˓Attara, a town
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ataroth Adar
ATAROTH ADAR [AT ah rahth AY dar] — a place along the border of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 18:13), also spelled Ataroth Addar (Josh. 16:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ATAROTH-ADDAR<at’-a-roth-ad’-ar> ( עַטְרוֹת אַדָּר‎ [̀aTroth ’addar], “crowns of Addar”).See ATAROTH
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Atʹa-roth [crowns], the name of several places in Palestine.1. A city east of Jordan, not far from Gilead, in the vicinity of Dibon, Jazer and Aroer, in a fertile grazing district (Num. 32:3).2. A city on the border of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2, 7). Dr. Robinson thinks it identical with the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ATAROTH-ADDAR (Ătʹ ȧ·rôth-ădʹ där) Place-name meaning “crowns of glory.” A border town in Ephraim (Josh. 16:5), bordering Benjamin (Josh. 18:13), probably modern Khirbet Attara at the foot of Tell en-Nasbeh or possibly identical with Tell en-Nasbeh and thus with biblical Mizpah.
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