The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Batanea (Βαταναία, Batanaia; Βατανέα, Batanea). The Greek name for the region of Bashan. Josephus says it bordered on Trachonitis (Antiquities 17.25) and that it was given to Herod the Great by Augustus (Antiquities 15.342–43). The tetrarchy of Herod’s son Philip included Batanea (Josephus, Antiquities
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Batanea bat-ə-nēʹə. The name used in Greek times for ancient Bashan and for one of its four divisions. (Cf. Josephus Vita 11; Ant. xv.10.1; xvii.2.1, “toparchy of Batanea.”) It was part of the kingdom of Herod the Great.D. B. Pecota
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Batanea (Gk. Batanea)The name of Bashan in the Greco-Roman period; one of the four divisions of Herod the Great’s kingdom.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Batanea [bat ə nēˊə]. Another name for Bashan and one of the four areas of the kingdom of Herod the Great.
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BATANAEA<bat-a-ne’-a>: The name used in Greek times for BASHAN (which see), Josephus, Life, II; Ant, XV, x, 1; XVII, ii, 1, “toparchy of Butanea.”
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Basan or Batanea.—Country of ancient Palestine of Perea, that is, beyond the Jordan, situated in the half tribe of Manasses. It was bounded on the east by the mountains of Galaad, north by Mount Hermon, south by the brook Jabok, west by the Jordan. It contained several fortified cities and passed as
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Batanea bat-tuh-nee′uh (Βαταναία or Βατανέα). The Greek name for Bashan in Hellenistic times. Josephus calls it a toparchy bordering on Traconitis (Ant. 17.2.1 §25); the area had been given to Herod the Great by Augustus (15.10.1 §343) and was later part of the tetrarchy of Philip, Herod’s son (though
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BATANAEA,bat-a-nē‘a: The name used in Gr times for Bashan (q.v.), Jos, Life, II; Ant, XV, x, 1; XVII, ii, 1, “toparchy of Batanaea.”