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A region in the upper Transjordan known for its fertility. Conquered by the Israelites under Moses en route to the promised land (Num 21:33–35).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BASHAN (PLACE) [Heb bāšān (בָּשָׁן)]. The fertile area of upper Transjordan east of the Sea of Galilee and mainly north of the Yarmuk river. The ancient boundaries of Bashan, although impossible to determine exactly, appear to be the area north of Gilead, west of Salecah and the Jebel Druze Mountains
ASHTAROTH (PLACE) [Heb ʿaštārôt (עַשְׁתָּרֹות)]. ASHTERATHITE. The name of a city in Bashan, situated on a mound known today as Tell ʿAshtarah in Syria (M.R. 243244). According to the OT, prior to its conquest by the Israelites, it was, together with Edrei, the dwelling place of Og, king of Bashan
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bashan. Region east and northeast of the Sea of Galilee. The exact boundaries of Bashan are difficult to determine, but it extended approximately 35 to 40 miles from the foot of Mt Hermon in the north to the Yarmuk River in the south, and stretched some 60 to 70 miles eastward from the Sea of Galilee.
Ashtaroth, Ashterathite (Place)
Ashtaroth, Ashterathite (Place). Town of Bashan, named along with Edrei as the home of King Og (Dt 1:4, kjv Astaroth; Jos 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31). Ashtaroth is the plural form of Ashtoreth, the name of the Canaanite fertility goddess who was worshiped there. After Og was defeated by the Israelites (Dt
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bashan bāʹshən [Heb. habbāšān—‘fruitful,’ possibly ‘wheatland’]. A fertile plateau E of the Sea of Galilee and N of Gilead, the borders of which are not precisely defined. When the Israelites were moving toward Canaan from the wilderness, Bashan was under King Og, who had his capital at Ashtaroth
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BASHAN Region east and northeast of the Sea of Galilee. The exact boundaries of Bashan are difficult to determine, but it extended approximately 35 to 40 miles (55 to 64 kilometers) from the foot of Mt Hermon in the north to the Yarmuk River in the south, and stretched some 60 to 70 miles (97 to 113
ASHTAROTH, ASHTERATHITE* Town of Bashan, named along with Edrei as the home of King Og (Dt 1:4; Jos 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31). Ashtaroth is the plural form of Ashtoreth, the name of the Canaanite fertility goddess who was worshiped there. After Og was defeated by the Israelites (Dt 3:1–11), Moses gave Ashtaroth
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bashan (bay´shuhn; Heb., “smooth, soft earth”), the fairly level, very fertile grain-producing plateau of south Syria extending across the Yarmuq to the foothills of Gilead. The name also included the Jebel Druze, the “many-peaked mountain of Bashan” (Ps. 68:15) as far as Salecah (Heb. Salkah; Deut.
Ashtaroth (ash´tuh-roth), the capital city of Og, king of Bashan, whom the Israelites under Moses defeated in battle (Deut. 1:4; cf. Josh. 9:10; 12:4). It is later mentioned as a city of refuge given to the Gershomites, a levitical group, from the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chron. 6:71).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BASHAN. Bashan, meaning “fertile plain,” was the name of the area E of the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. It was bounded on the N by Mount Hermon and on the E by Jebel Druse, extending on the W to the slopes of the Sea of Galilee and the Upper Jordan. Bashan extended S about six miles beyond the
ASHTAROTH1. The plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess (Jdg 2:13; 10:6; 1 Sam 7:3–4; 12:10; 31:10). See Gods, False.2. One of two chief cities, along with Edrei (q.v.), of Og, king of Bashan (Deut 1:4; Josh 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31; 1 Chr 6:71; cf. Gen 14:5), located at Tell Ashtarah about 20 miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BASHAN. A region E of Jordan lying to the N of Gilead, from which it was divided by the river Yarmuk. Its fertility was famous; see Ps. 22:12; Ezk. 39:18; Am. 4:1; and Is. 2:13; Je. 50:19; Ezk. 27:5–6. The name, nearly always written with the article (habbāšān), had varying connotations. In the wide
ASHTAROTH, ASHTORETH. 1. Heb. ‘aštōreṯ, ‘aštārôṯ, a mother goddess with aspects as goddess of fertility, love and war, known to the Israelites through the Canaanites (1 Ki. 11:5). The name was common in one form or another, among many of the Semitic-speaking peoples of antiquity. In Mesopotamia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bashan (Heb. bāšān)Although its precise boundaries changed through time, the Bashan generally refers to the sloping, fertile plateau of northern Jordan, located E of the ancient Lake Huleh, the Sea of Galilee, and the Upper Jordan Valley. Its elevation varies from 850–500 m. (2800–1650 ft.) above
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bashan [bāˊshən] (Heb. habbāšān; “fruitful”). A region in Transjordan, north of Gilead and east of the Sea of Galilee. In general, it extended to Mt. Hermon on the north and the Hauran mountains on the east, with the Yarmuk river as its approximate southern border (Josh. 12:5). Its principal cities
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Bashan (The); Batanea
BASHAN (THE); BATANEA Region northeast of the River Jordan. Most of the area is a fertile plain, with plenty of water. It borders on Mount Hermon on the north and the Gilead in the south (Deut. 3:8–10; Josh. 12:1–5). The River Yarmuk forms the boundary between the Bashan and Gilead. On the east the Bashan
Ashtaroth; Ashteroth Karnaim
ASHTAROTH; ASHTEROTH KARNAIM The capital of the kingdom of Og, King of the Bashan (Josh. 9:10, etc.). After his defeat it was given to Machir, son of Manasseh (Josh. 13:31). The town is of great antiquity and is mentioned in the Execration Texts, in the list of Thutmosis III and in the El Amarna letters.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
BASHAN בשׁןI. Hebrew bāšān I ‘fertile, stoneless piece of ground’ (HALAT, 158), should be distinguished from Heb bāšān II ‘serpent’, which is etymologically cognate with Ug bṯn ‘serpent’ (Akk bašmu; Ar baṯan; Day 1985:113–119; see also Heb peten: cf. HALAT 930). A relation between bāšān
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