Beyond the River
Beyond the River (עֵבֶר הַנָּהָר, ever hannahar). Refers to land on either side of the Euphrates River, depending on the speaker’s point of view. From the perspective of the Israelites, “beyond the river” is the region east of the Euphrates, the common referent for “the river” in the Old Testament (Josh
Perea (Περαία, Peraia); Also known as “Beyond the Jordan” (עֵבֶר הַיַרְדֵּן, ever hayarden; πέραν ὁ Ἰορδάνης, peran ho Iordanēs). A region east of the Jordan River and south of Galilee that factors prominently in the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus. Perea was part of the kingdom of Herod the
Transjordan (עבר נָהָר, vr nahar; בְּ עֵבֶר הַ יַרְדֵּן, b ever ha yarden; עֲבַר נְהַר, avar nehar) (Περαια, Peraia; πέραν ὁ Ἰορδάνης, peran ho Iordanēs). Modern designation for the region east of the Jordan River. Includes the biblical sub-regions of Bashan, Golan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom.