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King of Ammon
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A territory of the Ammonites between the Jabbok River in the north and the Arnon River in the south, and from the Jordan River in the west to the eastern desert region.According to Genesis 19:36–38, the Ammonites originated from the incestuous relationship between Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and his younger daughter, resulting in the birth of Ben-ammi (בֶּן־עַמִּי‎, ben-ammiy, “son of my people”).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ammon, Kingdom of
Ammon, Kingdom of (עַמּוֹן‎, ammon, ʿammôn). A territory of the Ammonites between the Jabbok River in the north and the Arnon River in the south, and from the Jordan River in the west to the eastern desert region.According to Genesis 19:36–38, the Ammonites originated from the incestuous relationship
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rabbah
Rabbah (rab´uh).1 A city of Judah (Josh. 15:60) in the district with Kiriath-jearim, identified tentatively with modern Khirbet Hamideh. It appears as Rubute in several ancient extrabiblical sources (the Amarna letters, Thutmose IV’s topographical list, and Shishak’s list).2 The only town mentioned
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ammon
AMMON. The son of Lot by his younger daughter (Gen 19:38). His descendants are called Ammonites (q.v.), and sometimes Ammon (Ps 83:7). Ammon is also used as a place name in Neh 13:23.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ammon; Ammonites
AMMON; AMMONITES The land east of the River Jordan, on the north bank of the River Jabbok, called after the Ammonites. According to archaeological evidence, they settled there at the beginning of the 13th century bc together with the Moabites (Moab) and the Edomites (Edom), who settled more to the south.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ammon
AMMON [AM muhn] (kinsman or people) — the land of Ammon, settled by those who were descended from Ben–Ammi, Lot’s son. Ben–Ammi was born in a cave near Zoar (Gen. 19:30–38), a city near the southern end of the Dead Sea (see Map 2, D–1). The land of the Ammonites generally was located in the area north
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMMON; AMMONITES
AMMON; AMMONITES<am’-on>, <am’-on-its> ( עַמֹּון‎ [̀ammon]; עַמּונִים‎ [̀ammonim]): The Hebrew tradition makes this tribe descendants of Lot and hence related to the Israelites (Genesis 19:38). This is reflected in the name usually employed in Old Testament to designate them, [Ben ̀Ammi, Bene ̀Ammon],
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ammon, Ammonites
AMMON, AMMONITES Territory east of the Jordan roughly equivalent to the modern state of Jordan. The Ammonites were a Semitic people living northeast of the Dead Sea in the area surrounding Rabbah who often battled with the Israelites for possession of the fertile Gilead. Ammon, the kingdom of the Ammonites,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Ammon, Ammonites
AMMON, AMMONITESThe Ammonites, known from both biblical and ancient Mesopotamian sources, were an ancient people who inhabited the central Transjordanian Plateau from about the middle of the second millennium until the middle of the first millennium bce. Their country was known as Ammon, and their capital
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ammon, Ammonites
AMMON, amʹon; AMMONITES, amʹon-īts (עַמּוֹן‎, ‛ammōn; עַמִּוֹנִים‎, ‛ammiōnīm): The Heb tradition makes this tribe descendants of Lot and hence related to the Israelites (Gen 19:38). This is reflected in the name usually employed in OT to designate them, Ben ‛Ammī, Benē ‛Ammōn, “son of my people,”
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