The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Shophan (עַטְרֹת שׁוֹפָן‎, atroth shophan). A fortified town east of the Jordan that was assigned to and rebuilt by the tribe of Gad (Num 32:35).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Shophan (Place)
ATROTH-SHOPHAN (PLACE) [Heb ʿaṭrōt šôpān (עַטְרֹת שֹׁופָן)]. One of several towns built by the descendants of Gad in the Transjordan from territory given them by Moses (Num 32:35). The exact location is unknown (Noth Numbers OTL), and scholarly attempts to locate the site are based primarily on
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Atroth-shophan. City in Transjordan in Gad’s allotment (Nm 32:35). The kjv mistakenly lists this compound name as two cities.
Shophan. Part of the name Atroth-shophan which the kjv translates as two towns in Numbers 32:35.See Atroth-shophan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Atroth-shophan atʹroth-shōʹfan [Heb. ‘aṭrôṯ šôp̱ān; Gk. gḗn sōp̱ár]. A town built or fortified by the tribe of Gad in Transjordan (Nu. 32:35). The AV reads “Atroth, Shophan” as two places, but this is contrary to the LXX reading. Likewise, attempts to identify the site with Khirbet ‘Aṭṭārûs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ATROTH-SHOPHAN City in Transjordan in Gad’s allotment (Nm 32:35). The kjv mistakenly lists this compound name as two cities.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ATROTH. The KJV translation of a town of Gad listed in Num 32:35, near Jogbehah. The name should be combined with Shophan, giving the compound name Atrothshophan, as in RSV. The town was probably near the larger Ataroth (Num 32:3, 34), from which its name was derived, and acting as its outpost. A site,
SHOPHAN. In the KJV the name of a fortified town in Gad E of the Jordan (Num 32:35), but is probably a suffix of the preceding word and should be read “Atroth-shophan” as in the RSV. See Atroth.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Atroth-Shophan (Heb. ʿaṭrōṯ šôp̱ān)A city rebuilt by the tribe of Gad in Transjordan (Num. 32:35). While the LXX lacks the word ʿaṭrōm, the Vulg. adds et (and) between the two, thus creating two different places, Atroth and Shophan. Although Jebel ʿAṭṭarus has been proposed as the site, its
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atroth-Shophan [ătˊrŏth shōˊfăn] (Heb. ˓aṭrôṯ šôp̱ān). A city in Transjordan built by the Gadites (Num. 32:35; KJV “Atroth, Shophan”; but see LXX Sophar).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sho´phan (bareness), one of the fortified towns on the east of Jordan which were taken possession of and rebuilt by the tribe of Gad. Num. 32:35.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
A´TROPH-SHO´PHAN (aʹtrōth-shōʹfan). A town in Gad, listed between Aroer and Jazer (Num. 32:35).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shophanhidden, or hollow, a town east of Jordan (Num. 32:35), built by the children of Gad. This word should probably be joined with the word preceding it in this passage, Atroth-Shophan, as in the Revised Version.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SHOPHAN [SHOW fan] — a fortress city east of the Jordan River (Num. 32:35).
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