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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
Transjordan (עבר נָהָר‎, vr nahar; בְּ עֵבֶר הַ יַרְדֵּן‎, b ever ha yarden; עֲבַר נְהַר‎, avar nehar) (Περαια, Peraia; πέραν ὁ Ἰορδάνης, peran ho Iordanēs). Modern designation for the region east of the Jordan River. Includes the biblical sub-regions of Bashan, Golan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TRANSJORDAN. Generally the area E of the Jordan Rift Valley from the Gulf of Aqaba (Elath) in the S to Mt. Hermon in the N, and E into the desert to the edge of normal vegetation. The term does not appear in the RSV. However, the phrase “beyond the Jordan” (Heb ʿbr hyrdn) frequently carries at least
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Transjordan
Transjordan. Territory on the east side of the Jordan River. Although this name does not appear in the Bible, numerous events took place there in biblical history. Today the area is roughly equivalent to the kingdom of Jordan. In biblical times the area would have comprised Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TRANSJORDAN* Territory on the east side of the Jordan River. Although this name does not appear in the Bible, numerous events took place there in biblical history. Today the area is roughly equivalent to the kingdom of Jordan. In biblical times the area would have comprised Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Transjordan
Transjordan (trans-jor´duhn), strictly speaking the area directly east of the Jordan River, but a term normally used today for the high plateau area from the Yarmuq River in the north to the head of the Gulf of Aqabah in the south. The present Kingdom of Jordan represents the first time in history that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Transjordan
TransjordanAn expression derived from Heb. ʿbr hyrdn (e.g., Josh. 12:1; Num. 34:14–15), variously translated “beyond the Jordan,” “the other side of the Jordan.” While technically it simply refers to the opposite side of the Jordan River from the perspective of the observer, it came to be associated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
Transjordan [trănz jörˊdən]. The region east of the Rift valley (i.e., the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan river, and the Arabah) and west of the Syrian and north Arabian desert. Transjordan extends ca. 350 km. (220 mi.) from Mt. Hermon in the north to the area southeast of the Dead Sea. The Old Testament
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TRANSJORDAN The area east of the Jordan Rift Valley as far as the Arabian desert. The term is not used in the RSV.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TransjordanTransjordan, strictly speaking the area directly east of the Jordan River, but a term normally used today for the high plateau area from the Yarmuq River in the north to the head of the Gulf of Aqabah in the south. The present Kingdom of Jordan represents the first time in history that the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TRANSJORDAN [trans JORE dahn] — a large plateau east of the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, and the Arabah. The term Transjordan is not used in the NKJV, KJV, or NRSV, but the general area is often called “beyond the Jordan” (Gen. 50:10–11; Deut. 3:20; Judg. 5:17; Is. 9:1; Matt. 4:15; Mark 3:8). The King’s
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Transjordan
TRANSJORDAN Area immediately east of the Jordan River settled by Reuben, Gad, half of Manasseh, Edom, Moab, and Amon. The most prominent topographical feature of Palestine is the Jordan River Valley, referred to in the OT as the “Arabah” and called today, in Arabic, the Ghor. This valley represents a
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Transjordan
Transjordan trans-jor’duhn. This term, meaning “on the other side of the Jordan” (cf. the common Heb. expression ʿēber hayyardēn, Deut. 1:1 et al.), is used with reference to the territory that lies to the E of the Jordan River (contrast Cisjordan, “on this side of the Jordan,” meaning the Land of
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