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An Amorite site conquered by the Israelites under Moses that was later designated as a Levitical city. Also appears in prophetic oracles against Moab (Isa 15:4; Jer 48:21, 34).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAHAZ (PLACE) [Heb yahaṣ (יַהַץ)]. Var. JAHZAH. A settlement in Transjordan known from the OT and the Mesha Inscription. The present state of scholarship does not allow for a conclusive identification of Jahaz although there are several viable proposals (below).According to various accounts, the Amorite
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jahaz, Jahaza, Jahazah
Jahaz, Jahaza, Jahazah. Town east of the Dead Sea (in modern Jordan) where the Israelites defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, when he refused to permit them to pass through his land (Nm 21:23; Dt 2:32; Jgs 11:20). According to Joshua 13:18 (kjv Jahaza), Moses gave the town to Reuben’s tribe as part
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAHAZ Town east of the Dead Sea (in modern Jordan) where the Israelites defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, when he refused to permit them to pass through his land (Nm 21:23; Dt 2:32; Jgs 11:20). According to Joshua 13:18, Moses gave the town to Reuben’s tribe as part of its allotment. The town with
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jahaz (jay´haz), a Moabite city that had been taken by the Amorite king Sihon and made a part of his kingdom. It was the site of the battle between the Amorites and the Israelites in which Sihon was killed and the Israelites took possession of a large part of the land east of the Jordan (Num. 21:23–26).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAHAZ. This name occurs also in several other forms: Jahaza (Josh 13:18): Jahazah (Josh 21:36; Jer 48:21); Jahzah (1 Chr 6:78).Jahaz was a town in the plains of Moab, where Sihon, the Amorite king, was defeated by Israel (Num 21:23; Deut 2:32; Jdg 11:20). It fell in Reuben’s portion (Josh 13:18) and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JAHAZ (Heb. yaḥaṣ). A site in the plains of Moab where Israel defeated Sihon, the Amorite king (Nu. 21:23; Dt. 2:32; Jdg. 11:20). The name occurs in several forms—Jahzah, Jahaza (Jos. 13:18), and Jahazah (Jos. 21:36; Je. 48:21). It fell in the portion of Reuben, and was assigned to the Merarite Levites
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jahaz (Heb. yahaṣ, yahṣâ) (also JAHZAH)A city in Transjordan where the Amorite king Sihon of Heshbon was killed by the Israelites (Num. 21:23; Deut. 2:32–33; Judg. 11:20–21). Although the city was within the territory allocated to the tribe of Reuben, the settlement proper was assigned to the Merarite
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JAHAZ; JAHAZA A town in Moab where the Israelites defeated Sihon, King of the Amorites (Num. 21:23), in the territory of Reuben (Josh. 13:18); a Levitical city (Josh. 21:36). During the time of the Israelite kingdom it was in the hands of Moab (Isa. 15:4), as is confirmed by the Mesha stele (Inscriptions).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ja´haz, also Jaha´za, Jaha´zah and Jah´zah (trodden down). Under these four forms is given in the Authorized Version the name of a place which in the Hebrew appears as Yahats and Yahtsah. At Jahaz the decisive battle was fought between the children of Israel and Sihon king of the Amorites. Num. 21:23;