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Progenitor of the Ammonites. One of the children conceived by Lot and his daughters in the aftermath of the fall of Sodom and Gemorrah in Gen 19.
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AMMON (PERSON) [Heb ʿammôn (עַמֹּון)]. AMMONITE. The son of Abraham’s nephew Lot, who was the product of an incestuous union between Lot and one of his daughters (Gen 19:36–38). As such, Ammon serves as the eponymous ancestor of the Ammonites, a Transjordanian people whose kingdom the Israelites encountered
BEN-AMMI (PERSON) [Heb ben-ʿammı̂ (בֶּן־עַמִּי)]. The son of Lot’s younger daughter and ancestor of the Ammonites (Gen 19:38). According to Hebrew tradition, the Genesis narrative (19:30–38) explains the origin of Ammon and Moab, but more accurately it underscores the intense contempt and disdain that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ammon, Ammonites. A Semitic people who occupied a fertile area northeast of Moab in Transjordan between the Arnon and Jabbok rivers and extending eastward to the Syrian desert. The chief city was Rabbah (Rabbathammon), modern Amman, capital of Jordan.
Ben-ammi. Son born to Lot and his younger daughter. A similar incestuous liaison between Lot and his older daughter produced a son named Moab. The two sons are identified as the ancestral heads of the Ammonite and Moabite peoples (Gn 19:38).Although the promise made to Abraham could have been enjoyed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ammon amʹən; AMMONITES amʹən-īts [Heb. ‘ammôn, ‘ammônîm]. According to Hebrew tradition, the descendants of Ben-ammi, the son of Lot by his daughter (Gen. 19:30–38). As such they were regarded as related to Israel, a relationship reflected in the names ben ‘Ammi (“son of my people”) and benê
Ben-Ammi ben-amʹī [Heb. ben ‘ammî—‘son of my kinsman’ (Gen. 19:38)]. The progenitor of the Ammonites, a son of Lot’s younger daughter, born after the destruction of Sodom. It was thought originally that the name Ben-ammi was derived from the deity Emu, an alternative name for Nergal. However, excavations
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BEN-AMMI Son born to Lot and his younger daughter. A similar incestuous liaison between Lot and his older daughter produced a son named Moab. The two sons are identified as the ancestral heads of the Ammonite and Moabite peoples (Gn 19:38).Although the promise made to Abraham could have been enjoyed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BEN-AMMI. Son of Lot’s younger daughter, from whom sprang the Ammonite tribe (Gen 19:38). This son was born soon after the destruction of Sodom. The account of his birth, as well as that of Moab, was commonly regarded as an expression of Israel’s intense hatred and contempt toward these two nations.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BEN-AMMI (‘son of my kinship’). The name given to the child born of Lot’s incestuous union with his younger daughter (Gn. 19:38), from whom sprang the children of *Ammon. Moses recognized their kinship, through Lot, with the children of Israel; and so directed that they should not be disturbed in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ammon (Heb. ʿammôn), AMMONITES (ʿammônɩ̂m)A sedentary people living east of the Jordan at the headwaters of the river Jabbok, known also from the annals of Sennacherib (ANET, 279), Tiglath-pileser III (282), and Assurbanipal (294). Although distinctively Ammonite material culture might not be clearly
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Mother of Ben-ammi Mother
Mother of Ben-ammi Sister
Mother of Moab Sister
Mother of Moab Aunt
Wife of Lot Grandmother