Dibon (Jos. 15:22)
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The capital city of ancient Moab, mentioned several times in the Hebrew Bible (e.g., Num 21:30; 32:3, 34; Josh 13:9, 17; Neh 11:25; Isa 15:2; Jer 48:18, 22).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DIBON (PLACE) [Heb dı̂bôn (דִּיבֹון)]. One of the cities of the Moabites, which, according to Num 21:26–30, was captured by Sihon, king of the Amorites, in his campaign against Moab shortly before the arrival of the Hebrews on their traditional movement from Egypt to Canaan. Literary documentation for
DIMONAH (PLACE) [Heb dı̂mônâ (דִּימֹונָה)]. A settlement of the tribe of Judah. Dimonah is only mentioned once, in Josh 15:22, where it is listed among the settlements occupied by Judah in the aftermath of the conquest. Though the present literary context of the Judean town list is set in the period
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dibon. 1. City in Moab, east of the Dead Sea and north of the Arnon River. It was located on the King’s Highway in Amorite territory and was a camping station for the Israelites during the exodus (Nm 33:45). Israel asked permission of Sihon, the Amorite king, to pass through his territory, but he refused.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dibon (Josh. 15:22)
Dibon (North of the Arnon River)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DIBON1. City in Moab, east of the Dead Sea and north of the Arnon River. It was located on the King’s Highway in Amorite territory and was a camping station for the Israelites during the exodus. Israel asked permission of Sihon, the Amorite king, to pass through his territory, but he refused. Israel
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dibon (di´bon).1 An important Moabite settlement and imposing archaeological site located in central Jordan, situated on the King’s Highway, three miles north of the Arnon River and thirteen miles east of the Dead Sea. The ruins of ancient Dibon sit, for the most part, immediately north of the modern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DIBON, DIBON-GAD1. Dibon was one of the principal cities of Moab, and under Mesha it became the capital of the kingdom. The city stood on the site of modern Dhiban, a low mound which lies on the plateau of Moab a short distance W of the main highway between Amman and Kerak and about 10 miles N of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DIBON. 1. A town in Judah, occupied after the Exile (Ne. 11:25) but not identifiable today.2. Dibon (Heb. dîḇôn) of Moab, marked by the modern village of Dhiban, to the E of the Dead Sea and 6 km N of the river Arnon. The city is mentioned by Rameses II, who claimed its capture (K. A. Kitchen, JEA
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dibon (Heb. dɩ̂ḇôn)1. An important city located on the King’s Highway in central Transjordan. Dibon is generally identified with the mound of ruins N of the modern village of Dhībān (224101), 64 km. (40 mi.) S of Amman and 3 km. (2 mi.) N of Wadi el-Mōjib (biblical Arnon). Egyptologist Kenneth A.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
DIBON a) A town in the Negev of Judah, mentioned only since the time of the Restoration (Neh. 11:25). Not identified.b) A city of Moab, known also as Dibon-Gad, north of the River Arnon, conquered by Sihon, King of the Amorites (Num. 21:30). One of the stations on the route of the Exodus (Num. 33:45–6).
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