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Medeba
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city located on the Moabite plains that the Israelites conquered and settled prior to entering the land of Canaan (Num 21:30). The town of Medeba can be identified with the modern city of Madaba, which is located about 19 miles south of Amman on the plains of the Central Jordan Plateau.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Medeba
Medeba (מֵידְבָא‎, meideva'). A city located on the Moabite plains that the Israelites conquered and settled prior to entering the land of Canaan (Num 21:30). The town of Medeba can be identified with the modern city of Madaba, which is located about 19 miles south of Amman on the plains of the Central
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Medeba (Place)
MEDEBA (PLACE) [Heb mêdĕbaʾ (מֵידְבַא)]. One of the cities of the Moabite Mishor that was conquered and occupied by the Israelite tribes (Num 21:30; Josh 13:9, 16). The battle between the army of David and the coalition of Ammonites and Arameans (1 Chr 19:7) occurred in the vicinity of this city. Liberated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Medeba
Medeba. Moabite town in the fertile plain northeast of the Dead Sea, about 25 miles south of Philadelphia (modern Amman). It was situated 6 miles south of Heshbon on the Roman road to Kerak.Here the Amorites defeated Moab (Nm 21:30). Later Israel defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, at Medeba and assigned
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Medeba
Medeba medʹə-bə [Heb. mêḏeḇāʾ; Gk. Maidaba, Apoc. Mēdaba]; AV Apoc., NEB Apoc., MEDABA. A town about 32 km (20 mi) S of Rabbath-ammon (modern Amman, Jordan) on the King’s Highway between Heshbon and Dibon. The modern town, named Madaba, is located upon the ruins of the earlier cities.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Medeba
MEDEBA Moabite town in the fertile plain northeast of the Dead Sea, about 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) south of Philadelphia (modern Amman). It was situated 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) south of Heshbon on the Roman road to Kerak.Here the Amorites defeated Moab (Nm 21:30). Later, Israel defeated Sihon, king
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Medeba
Medeba (med´uh-buh), a city and surrounding territory located on a fertile plateau approximately six miles south of Heshbon and twenty-five miles south of Amman. The modern city of Madaba in Jordan appears to have been built on the ruins of ancient Medeba. In the Bible, Medeba is mentioned along with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Medeba
MEDEBA. A city E of the Dead Sea in Moab, c. 15 miles ESE of the mouth of the Jordan, 20 miles SSW of Amman (ancient Philadelphia), the capital of modern Jordan. The Israelites took it from Sihon, the Amorite king, who had earlier seized the town from Moab (Num 21:21–30).The territory allotted by Moses
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Medeba
MEDEBA (Heb. mêḏeḇā’, possibly ‘water of quiet’). A plain and city of Reuben (Jos. 13:9, 16) N of the Arnon. An old Moabite town taken from Moab by Sihon (Nu. 21:21–30), it was used by the Syrian allies of Ammon as a camping-site after their defeat at the hand of Joab (1 Ch. 19:6–15). Thereafter
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Medeba
Medeba (Heb. mêḏĕḇāʾ)A city in the Transjordanian highlands, 30 km. (19 mi.) S of Rabbath-ammon (modern Amman). When the Israelites divided Canaan, the plain of Medeba (Arab. Madaba) was part of the territory assigned to the Reubenites (Josh. 13:16). It had been brought under Israelite influence
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Medeba
Medeba [mĕdˊə bə] (Heb. mêḏeḇā˒). A city, modern Mâdebā (Madaba), ca. 21 km. (13 mi.) east of the Dead Sea and 30 km. (18.5 mi.) north of the Arnon river. It is 11.2 km. (7 mi.) south of Heshbon.Medeba may have been among the cities destroyed when the Israelites defeated the Amorite
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Medaba; Madaba; Medeba
MEDABA; MADABA; MEDEBA A town in Moab, seized by the Israelites from Sihon the Amonite (Num. 21:30), in the territory of Reuben (Josh. 13:16). During the reign of David Joab fought the Amorites and the Ammonites there (1 Chr. 19:7 ff.; Authorized Version: ‘Syrians’). Mesha, King of Moab, tells in his
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Medeba
MEDEBA A Moabite city that was conquered by the Israelites and given to the tribe of Reuben (Num 21:30; Josh 13:16). The town is located in the Transjordan, approximately twenty-five miles south of modern Amman, Jordan. According to Isaiah, Medeba was later counted as a Moabite city (Isa 15:2). During
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