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City of Moab
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
City of Moab
Moab, City of (מוֹאָב‎, mo'av). The location where Balak met Balaam (Num 22:36). Located near the border formed between the territory of the Amorites and Moab by the Arnon River.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Moab, City of (Place)
MOAB, CITY OF (PLACE). The place where Balak went to meet Balaam, a site located “on the boundary formed by the Arnon, at the extremity of the boundary” (Num 22:36). “City of Moab” is the translated equivalent of “Ar of Moab” (Num 21:28); the two designations probably refer to the same town. Ancient
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
City of Moab
City of Moab. Phrase in Numbers 22:36 referring to Ar of Moab, the place where Balak went out to meet Balaam.See Ar, Ar of Moab.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
City of Moab
City of Moab [Heb. ‘îr mô’āḇ; Gk. pólis Mōab (Nu. 22:36)]; NEB AR OF MOAB. The city to which Balak went to meet Balaam. If Heb. ‘ār (Nu. 21:28; AV, RSV, NEB, “Ar of Moab”) means “city,” the place was probably AR; but some scholars prefer to read “the region of Moab.” See Kir of Moab; Kirhareseth.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
City of Moab
City of MoabA site vaguely noted in the narrative of Balaam and Balak (Num. 22:36; NRSV “Ir-Moab”; NIV “the Moabite town”). It is described as on the Arnon border, on the (northern) boundary of Balak’s territory. Given the current evidence, any attempt to link a specific place name with the town that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
City of Moab
City of Moab (Heb. ˓îr mô˒āḇ). A city where King Balak met the seer Balaam; said to have been located on the boundary of Balak’s territory, along the Arnon river (Num. 22:36; NIV “Moabite town”); it may be the city mentioned at Josh. 13:9. Most recent scholars identify the City of Moab with Ar,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
City of Moab
CITY OF MOAB City where Balak went to meet Balaam (Num. 22:36). Some identify the city as Ar. See Ar.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
City of Moab
city of Moab. This phrase, a literal rendering of ʿîr môʾāb, is used once by the KJV and other versions (Num. 22:36; NIV, “Moabite town”; NRSV, “Ir-moab”). It refers to the location near the river Arnon where Balaam visited Balak; it is often identified with the Moabite city of Ar (cf. Num. 21:15,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Ir-Moab
Ir-moab ihr-moh’ab (עִיר מוֹאָב, “city of Moab”). An otherwise unknown town on the Arnon River where Balak went to meet Balaam (Num. 22:36, NRSV, NJPS). Most versions, however, render the phrase, “a [or the] city of Moab.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MOAB, CITY OF
MOAB, CITY OF moh´ab [עִיר מוֹאָבʿir moʾav]. A city on the Arnon River where Balaam meets with Balak (Num 22:36–38). Probably the same as Ar (Num 21:15, 28).