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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Edrei (Place)
EDREI (PLACE) [Heb ʾedreʿı̂ (אֶדְרֶעִי‎)]. 1. A town in Transjordan and one of the residences of Og, the Amorite king of Bashan. Following their victory over the Amorites, who held northern Moab at the time of the Hebrew migration, the Israelites moved against the adjacent kingdom of Og. Though the capital
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Edrei
Edrei. 1. City of residence for Og, king of Bashan (Dt 1:4; 3:10; Jos 12:4; 13:12). It was located on the southern branch of the Yarmuk River, which was the southern border of Bashan. At this strategic point Og could look over the neighboring region for invaders from the south or from the east, where
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Edrei
EDREI1. City of residence for Og, king of Bashan (Dt 1:4; 3:10; Jos 12:4; 13:12). It was located on the southern branch of the Harmuk River, which was the southern border of Bashan. At this strategic point Og could look over the neighboring region for invaders from the south or from the east, where
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Edrei
Edrei (ed´ree-i).1 An ancient Transjordanian site, a royal residence of Og, king of Bashan, whose land, following his defeat by the Israelites, was allocated to Manasseh (Num. 21:33; Deut. 1:4; 3:10; Josh. 12:4; 13:12, 31); in Roman times it was called Adraene and today is called Dar’a.2 A town in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Edrei
EDREI1. A city in the land of Bashan, modern Dera>a, about 30 miles E of the Jordan. Og, king of Bashan, came out of Edrei, which was built on a bluff overlooking the Yarmuk River and evidently on the S border of his kingdom, to intercept the invading Israelites. He lost the battle and his life, and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Edrei
EDREI (Heb. ’eḏre‘î). 1. A chief city of the Amorite kingdom of Og, where Israel defeated the Amorites in a pitched battle (Nu. 21:33; Dt. 1:4; 3:1; Jos. 12:4; 13:12, 31). Probably modern Der‘a, 24 km ENE of Irbid (so Eusebius); this occupies a key point for communications in the Bashan area, and has
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Edrei
Edrei (Heb. ʾeḏreʿɩ̂)1. A major Transjordanian city and one of the residences of the Amorite king Og of Bashan. After defeating King Sihon of Heshbon, the Israelites marched north and met the army of Og just S of Edrei (Num. 21:33–35; cf. Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4; 13:12, 31). Together with Salecah, Edrei
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Edrei; Adraa
EDREI; ADRAA a) A city in the Bashan, where Og, King of the Bashan, was vanquished by Moses (Num. 21:33). It was inhabited in the Roman period. In the 3rd century ad) it became a polis. It is mentioned as a prominent city by Eusebius (Onom. 12:14; 84:8) who states that Adraa is a famous city of Arabia,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Edrei
EDREI A Transjordanian town and one of the residences of Og, the Amorite king of Bashan. Just south of the city, Og fought a battle with the Israelites and was killed. The Israelites then seized Og’s land (Num 21:33–35; cf. Deut 1:4, 3:10; Josh 12:4; 13:12, 31).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Edrei
Ed´rei (stronghold).1. One of the two capital cities of Bashan, in the territory of Manasseh east of the Jordan. Num. 21:33; Deut. 1:4; 3:10; Josh. 12:4. In Scripture it is only mentioned in connection with the victory gained by the Israelites over the Amorites under Og their king, and the territory