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Atroth-Beth-Joab
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Beth-Joab
Atroth-Beth-Joab (עַטְרוֹת בֵּית יוֹאָב‎, atroth beith yo'av). A town or person listed in the genealogy of Hur (1 Chr 2:54).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Beth-Joab (Place)
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
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
Atroth-beth-joab
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
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
Atroth-beth-joab
Atroth-beth-joab atæroth-beth-jōæab [Heb. ‘aṭrôṯ bêṯ yô’āḇ—‘crowns of the house of Joab’] (1 Ch. 2:54); AV “Ataroth, the house of Joab”; NEB “Ataroth, Bethjoab.” See Ataroth 4.
Atroth-Beth-Joab
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
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.
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
Atroth-Beth-Joab
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Beth-Joab
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
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.
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