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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ATROTH-BETH-JOAB (PLACE) [Heb ʿaṭrôt bêt yôʾāb (עַטְרֹות בֵּית יֹואָב)]. A town in Judah, near Bethlehem, listed in the geneology of Hur (a descendant of Judah) through his son Salma (1 Chr 2:54). Some scholars, rather than accepting Atroth-beth-joab as a place name, choose to translate it “Crowns
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Atroth-beth-joab. Town in Judah near Bethlehem (1 Chr 2:54, kjv “Ataroth, the house of Joab”). Since the Hebrew word ataroth means “crowns,” some scholars think that the phrase may not be a town name at all but a reference to Salma’s descendants as chiefs of Joab’s clan.
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
4. 1 Ch. 2:54 (RSV Atroth-beth-joab) may read, “the crowns [chiefs] of the house of Joab,” referring to Bethlehem and Netophathi. The NEB reads as two names, Ataroth and Beth-joab; the AV has Ataroth and “the house of Joab.” If this “Ataroth” is a place, its location is unknown.D. B. Pecota
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ATROTH-BETH-JOAB Town in Judah near Bethlehem (1 Chr 2:54). Since the Hebrew word ’ataroth means “crowns,” some scholars think that the phrase may not be a town name at all but a reference to Salma’s descendants as chiefs of Joab’s clan.
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
Atroth-Beth-Joab (Heb. ʿaṭrôṯ bêṯ yôʾāḇ)One of several towns in Judah mentioned in the genealogy of Salma, son of Hur, a descendent of Judah (1 Chr. 2:54). If these towns are listed in geographical order, then Atroth-beth-joab is to be located between Netophah (possibly Khirbet Bedd Fālûḥ
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Beth-Joab [ătˊrŏth bĕth jōˊăb] (Heb. ˓aṭrôṯ bêṯ yô˒āḇ “crowns of the house of Joab”). A village in the vicinity of Bethlehem, the precise location of which is unknown (1 Chr. 2:54; KJV “Ataroth, the house of Joab”). Rather than a personal name, “Beth-joab” may distinguish this
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