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Dibon (north of the Arnon River)
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Beth-Diblathaim
Beth-Diblathaim (בֵּית־דִּבְלָתַיִם‎, beith-divlathayim; οικος Δεβλαιθαίμ, oikos Deblaithaim). A town of Moab mentioned along with Dibon and Nebo in one of Jeremiah’s oracles (Jer 48:22).
Dibon
Dibon (דִּיבוֹן‎, divon). 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).
Dimon
Dimon (דִּימוֹן‎, dimon). Also Dibon. A Moabite city near the Arnon river (Isa 15:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Diblathaim (Place)
BETH-DIBLATHAIM (PLACE) [Heb bêt diblātāyim (בֵּית דִּבְלָתָיִם)]. A town mentioned in Jeremiah’s oracle against Moab (48:22). According to this verse, “judgment has come upon the tableland,” i.e., God’s wrath was unleashed against a number of Moabite settlements, including Beth-diblathaim. The Mesha
Dibon (Place)
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
Dimon (Place)
DIMON (PLACE) [Heb dı̂môn (דִּימֹון)]. On the basis of the MT, the KJV reads “the waters of Dimon are full of blood” in Isa 15:9. Following the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QIsaa,b) and the Vulgate, the RSV has Dibon. Some scholars suggest that Dimon represents a scribal corruption, while others believe that
Madmen (Place)
MADMEN (PLACE) [Heb madmēn (מַדְמֵן)]. A town mentioned in Jeremiah’s oracle against Moab (Jer 48:2). While sometimes thought to be identical with Dibon, it is more probably located at Khirbet Dimneh (M.R. 217077), approximately 2.5 miles NW of Rabbah (IDB 3: 220), which is along the King’s Highway
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-diblathaim
Beth-diblathaim. Town in Moab (Jer 48:22), and probably identical with Almon-diblathaim.See Almon-diblathaim.
Dibon
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.
Dibon-gad
Dibon-gad. Alternate name for Dibon, a Moabite city, in Numbers 33:45, 46.See Dibon #1.
Dimon
Dimon. rsv translation of a Moabite city in Isaiah 15:9, alternately named Dibon in the large Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll. The site of Dimon is identified with Khirbet Dimneh, nearly 3 miles northwest of Rabbah.See Dibon #1.
Madmen
Madmen. Town in Moab according to Jeremiah’s oracle (Jer 48:2). It may be a form created by dittography from an original Dimon, as in the oracle against Moab by (Isaiah Is 15:9). If so, Khirbet Dimneh, seven and one half miles northwest of Kerak at the head of Wadi Beni Hammad, would be a possible site.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dibon (North of the Arnon River)
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
Beth-Diblathaim
Beth-Diblathaim beth-dib-lə-thāʹim [Heb. bêṯ diḇlāṯayim—‘house of Diblathaim’].A town in Moab mentioned with Dibon and Nebo (Jer. 48:22). It is probably identical with Almon-diblathaim (Nu. 33:46f), a stopping place during the Exodus. Mesha claims to have fortified it along with Medeba and Baal-meon
Madmen
Madmen mad̀men [Heb. maḏmēn]. A place mentioned by Jeremiah in his oracle against Moab (Jer. 48:2). The name is generally emended to Dimon (= Dibon) and identified with Khirbet Dimneh, about 13 km (8 mi) from the Dead Sea E of Masada. Some scholars have suggested that Heb. mê dîmôn, “waters of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Diblathaim
BETH-DIBLATHAIM Town in Moab (Jer 48:22), and probably identical with Almon-diblathaim. See Almon-diblathaim.
Dibon
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
Dibon-Gad
DIBON-GAD Alternate name for Dibon, a Moabite city, in Numbers 33:45–46. See Dibon #1.
Dimon
DIMON* kjv translation of a Moabite city in Isaiah 15:9, alternately named Dibon in the large Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll. The site of Dimon is identified with Khirbet Dimneh, nearly three miles (5 kilometers) northwest of Rabbah. See Dibon #1.
Madmen
MADMEN Town in Moab, according to Jeremiah’s oracle (Jer 48:2). It may be a form created by dittography from an original Dimon, as in the oracle against Moab by Isaiah (Is 15:9). If so, Khirbet Dimneh, seven and a half miles (12.1 kilometers) northwest of Kerak at the head of Wadi Beni Hammad, would
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dibon
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
Beth-Diblathaim
BETH-DIBLATHAIM. A town on the tableland of Moab once in possession of Israel and mentioned with Dibon and Nebo (Jer 48:22). It is probably the same as Almon-diblathaim (q.v.; Num 33:46 f.). Mesha claims to have fortified it along with Medeba and Baal-meon. It has been identified with the double ruin
Dibon
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
Dimon, Waters of
DIMON, WATERS OF. A stream E of the Dead Sea in the land of Moab (Isa 15:9), possibly the Arnon (Isa 16:2; Num 21:13, 26). The Vulg. and the famous Dead Sea Scroll (IQIsaa) read Dibon for Dimon. Jerome states that the two names were used interchangeably in his time. Some scholars think Isaiah purposely
Madmen
MADMEN. A town in Moab whose destruction was foretold by Jeremiah (Jer 48:2). There may be a word play here giving the idea “thou city of silence [Heb. madmēn] shalt be brought to silence [from dāmam, to be silent].” It has been tentatively identified with Khirbet Dimneh, eight miles N of Kerak.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dibon
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
Madmen
MADMEN. A town of Moab against which Jeremiah prophesied (48:2).Since this place is otherwise unknown, it has been suggested, either that the Heb. text read gm-dmm tdmm, ‘also thou (Moab) shalt be utterly silenced’ (lxx, Syr., Vulg.), or that it stands for Dimon, a possible (but unlikely) rendering
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Diblathaim
Beth-Diblathaim (Heb. bêṯ diḇlāṯāyim)A town named in Jeremiah’s oracle against Moab (Jer. 48:22). It may be the same as Almon-diblathaim (Num. 33:46), a resting place during the Exodus. The town is mentioned along with Medeba and Baal-meon in the 9th-century Moabite Stone.
Dibon
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.
Dibon-Gad
Dibon-Gad (Heb. dɩ̂ḇōn gāḏ)An alternate name (“Dibon of Gad”) for Dibon 1 (Num. 33:45–46).
Dimon
Dimon (Heb. dɩ̂môn)A Moabite toponym mentioned in Isaiah’s oracle against Moab (Isa. 15:9); also known as “Dibon” (the reading in 1QIsaa,b; cf. Isa. 15:2). Jerome mentioned that in his time the village was called either Dimon or Dibon. Some amend the toponym Madmen in Jer. 48:2 to Dimon.Both Dimon
Madmen
Madmen (Heb. maḏmēn)A place mentioned only in Jeremiah’s oracle against Moab (Jer. 48:2). It is generally identified with Dimon, and possibly located at Khirbet Dimneh (217077) in central Moab, 4 km. (2.5 mi.) NW of Rabbah. In Isa. 15:9 Heb. mêḏɩ̂môn (“water of Dimon”) may refer to a place, but
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Diblathaim
Beth-Diblathaim [bĕthˊdĭb lə thāˊəm] (Heb. bêṯ diḇlāṯayim “house of two fig cakes”[?]). A town in Moab (Jer. 48:22), perhaps the same as Almon-diblathaim (Num. 33:46), which was a resting place during the Exodus. The town is mentioned along with Medeba and Baal-meon in the ninth-century Moabite
Dibon-Gad
Dibon-Gad [dīˊbŏn gădˊ] (Heb. dîḇōn gāḏ). An alternate name of Dibon (1) (Num. 33:45–46).
Dimon
Dimon [dīˊmən]. A Moabite city (Isa. 15:9; KJV, NIV, following MT dîmôn), generally identified with Dibon near the Arnon river (cf. v. 2; so RSV, JB, following Heb. dîḇôn; so DSS; LXX Deimōn). In this interpretation Dimon is a play on the word “blood” (Heb. dām), indicating
Madmen
Madmen [mădˊmĕn] (Heb. maḏmēn). A city in Moab (Jer. 48:2). It is probably the same as Dimon and thus identified with Khirbet Dimneh, ca. 13 km. (8 mi.) east of the Dead Sea, south of the Arnon river and north of Kir-hareseth.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Dibon
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).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dibon
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).
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