Dimonah (דִּימוֹנָה, dimonah; דִּיבוֹן, divon). A village located in the the southern portion of the tribe of Judah‘s territory (later called Judaea), near the Edomite border (Josh 15:22; Neh 11:25).
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
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.
Dimonah. Town mentioned in Joshua 15:22 as being located in the Judean Negeb close to Edomite territory. It was one of 29 towns in the general area of Beersheba, and some scholars have identified it with the Dibon mentioned in Nehemiah 11:25. Its actual site is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. (Neh. 11:25); also DIMONAHdī-mōʹnə [Heb. dîmônâ] (Josh. 15:22). A town in the south of Judah, near the boundary of Edom. The modern urban settlement Dimonah, founded in 1955, 18 mi (29 km). SE of Beersheba, is not to be identified with the Judean town; 2 mi (3 km) N of it there is a group of
2. Also DIBON-GADdīʹ̄b-bon-gād-b [Heb. dîḇōn gāḏ] (Nu. 33:45f); AV, NEB, also DIMON [dîmôn] (Isa. 15:9). Dibon in Moab, present-day Dhībân, where the Moabiate (Mesha) Stone was discovered, 11 mi (18 km) E of the Dead Sea, 3 mi (5 km) N of the river Arnon. According to the excavations by the
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
DIMONAH Town mentioned in Joshua 15:22 as being located in the Judean Negev, close to Edomite territory. It was one of 29 towns in the general area of Beersheba; some scholars have identified it with the Dibon mentioned in Nehemiah 11:25.
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
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
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
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.
Dimonah (Heb. dɩ̂mônâ)A town in the Negeb near Edom, mentioned along with Kinah and Adadah (Aroer[?]; Josh. 15:22). It may be the same as Dibon 1 (Dhībān; 224101), repopulated by Jews returning from exile (Neh. 11:25). Ancient Dimonah should be distinguished from modern Dimonah SE of Beer-sheba,
Dimonah [dĭ mōˊnə] (Heb. dîmônâ).† A town in the Negeb near Edom, mentioned along with Kinah and Adadah (Josh. 15:22), possibly Dibon1, which the Jews returning from exile repopulated (Neh. 11:25). Ancient Dimonah is not to be coupled with modern Dimonah, 29 km. (18 mi.) southeast of Beer-sheba,
DIBONa) 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).
DIBON A city of Moabites that was captured by Sihon, king of the Amorites, shortly before the arrival of the Israelites on the plains of Moab (Num 21:26–30). After Israel’s conquest of the Transjordan, the city was assigned to the tribe of Gad (Num 32:3, 34; 33:45; cf. Isa 15:1–9; Jer 48:18–22).