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Edrei (of Og)
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A town in the Transjordan, conquered by the Israelites and taken from Og the king of Bashan (Num 21:33; Deut 1:4; 3:10; Josh 12:4; 13:12, 31).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Edrei (of Og)
1. A chief metropolitan city of the Amorite kingdom of Og king of Bashan. Situated on one of the eastern tributaries of the Yarmuk and overlooking the uplands between Gilead and Hermon, it is 16 km (10 mi) N of Ramoth-gilead and 48 km (30 mi) E and slightly S of Galilee. Here the invading Israelites
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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 (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 (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 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,