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Rabbah (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
Rabbah
Rabbah (רַבָּה‎, rabbah). Ammonite capital located east of the Jordan River, on the site of modern Amman, Jordan. Also known as Rabbah Ammon or Rabbath Ammon (רַבַּ֖ת עַמּ֑וֹן‎, rabbath ammon) and Philadelphia (Φιλαδέλφεια, Philadelpheia).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM (PLACE) [Heb hām (הָם)]. In Gen 14:5 the locality at which CHEDORLAOMER and his allies defeated the Zuzim. It is listed between Ashteroth-karnaim (in Bashan) and Shaveh-kiriathaim (in Moab). Ancient interpreters were uncertain about its location. The Qumran text 1QapGen 21:29, which has zwmzmyʾ
Rabbah (Place)
RABBAH (PLACE) [Heb rabbâ (רַבָּה‎)]. 1. Also known as rabbat bĕnê ʿammôn (Rabbah of the children of Ammon), the city that served as the capital of the ancient Ammonite kingdom. The site is located on Citadel Hill (Jebel Qalʿah) in the middle of the modern city of Amman (M.R. 238151) on the N bank
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ham (Place)
Ham (Place). Place where Chedorlaomer and his cohorts defeated the Zuzim (Gn 14:5). The name is probably preserved by Tell Ham, near the modern village on the Wadi er-Rejeilah. Bronze and Iron age settlements have been unearthed there.
Rabbah
Rabbah. One of the towns in the hill country assigned to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:60). Its location is uncertain. Some identify it with Rubute, mentioned in the Amarna tablets, or Khirbet Bir al-Hilu, a recently discovered town near Jerusalem.
Rabbah of the Ammonites
Rabbah of the Ammonites. Capital of the ancient Ammonite kingdom. Located near the sources of the Jabbok River, it stood about 25 miles east of the Jordan and lay astride the main caravan route leading from Damascus south along the length of the Transjordanian plateau. This road was also known as the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ham
Ham[Heb hām] (Gen. 14:5). A city about 16 km (10 mi) E of Beth-shean on the King’s Highway between Ashterothkarnaim and Shaveh-kiriathaim. Chedorlaomer and his allies subdued the Zuzim there, and Thutmose III included a “Huma” in his list of conquered cities (ANET, p. 242), although M. Avi-Yonah (Encyclopedia
Philadelphia
1. The NT Decapolis city previously called Rabbah or Rabbah of the Ammonites (see Rabbah 1); the modern Amman, capital of Jordan. Its name meant not “brotherly love” but “in honor of Philadelphus,” i.e., Ptolemy II, who married his sister (Arsinoe II, “lover [phílos] of her brother [adelphós]”) according
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM (Place) Place where Chedorlaomer and his cohorts defeated the Zuzim (Gn 14:5). The name is probably preserved by Tell Ham, near the modern village on the Wadi er-Rejeilah. Bronze and Iron Age settlements have been unearthed there.
Rabbah
RABBAH One of the towns in the hill country assigned to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:60). Its location is uncertain. Some identify it with Rubute, mentioned in the Amarna tablets, or Khirbet Bir al-Hilu.
Rabbah of the Ammonites
RABBAH OF THE AMMONITES Capital of the ancient Ammonite kingdom. Located near the sources of the Jabbok River, it stood about 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) east of the Jordan and lay astride the main caravan route leading from Damascus south along the length of the Transjordanian plateau. This road was
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ham
Ham.1 In Gen. 5–10, Noah’s second son (between Shem and Japheth) and the father of Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. Ham was rescued from the flood aboard the ark Noah built and, afterward, received God’s blessing (Gen. 9:1). Some days later, however, Ham “saw the nakedness of his father” when Noah, drunk,
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.
Ham
HAM1. A city of the Zuzim, smitten by Chedorlaomer and his allies in the time of Abraham (Gen 14:5).2. One of the three sons of Noah (Gen 5:32; 10:6–14). His descendants, who spread also to Mesopotamia, included the civilizations of Babylon, Erech (modern Warka), Akkad, Calneh, and Assyria (Gen 10:8–12).
Rabbah
RABBAH1. A city of Judah in the hill country named along with Kirjath-jearim (Josh 15:60). Aharoni equates Rabbah with Rubute of the Amarna letters and locates it at Khirbet BéÆr el-H\luÆ five miles E of Gezer on the road to Jerusalem (VT, XI [1969], 137–141).2. The chief city of the Ammonites (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ham
HAM. 1. (Heb. ḥām, lxx cham; etymology uncertain). One of the sons of Noah, probably the second (Gn. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18; 1 Ch. 1:4, 8; though cf. Gn. 9:20–24), and ancestor of many descendants (*Nations, Table of). In 1 Ch. 4:40 and Pss. 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22 the name is used to indicate one
Rabbah
RABBAH. 1. A town with associated villages in the hill country of Judah (Jos. 15:60), possibly Rubute of the Amarna letters and Tuthmosis III, which lay in the region of Gezer.2. The capital of Ammon, now Amman, capital of Jordan, 35 km E of the river Jordan. Its full name occurs in Dt. 3:11; 2 Sa.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ham (Place)
Ham (Heb. hām) (PLACE)A city of the Zuzim who were defeated by Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen. 14:5). It is listed between Ashteroth-karnaim and Shaveh-kiriathaim, ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) E of Beth-shean and mentioned as hum in Thutmose III’s list of conquered cities in Palestine (no. 118; ANET, 242).
Philadelphia
Philadelphia (Gk. Philadélphia)1. A city in the Roman province of Asia, in western Asia Minor (Rev. 1:11; 3:7–13). Since Philadelphia lies beneath the modern Turkish city of Alalehir, it has never been systematically excavated. The city was founded in the 2nd century b.c. by Attalos II of Pergamum.
Rabbah
Rabbah (Heb. rabbâ) (also RABBATH-AMMON)1. A city in the tribal territory of Judah near Kiriath-jearim (Josh. 15:60), generally identified with Rubutu in the Amarna Letters and Rubute in Egyptian texts. The site was likely Khirbet Bîr el-Ḥilu/Khirbet Ḥamîdeh (149137), a short distance S of Emmaus.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM [hăm] (Heb. hām) (PLACE). A city in Transjordan where the Zuzim were defeated by the armies of Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen. 14:5; but see LXX Gk. éthnē ischyrá háma autoís “strong nations with them”), possibly at Tell Hâm, north of the Jabbok and about 7 km. (4.5 mi.) southwest
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.
Rabbath-Ammon; Philadelphia
RABBATH-AMMON; PHILADELPHIA The capital of the Ammonites, on the border of the desert, near the sources of the River Jabbok; also called Rabbah (Josh. 13:25). Eusebius (Onom. 16:15) knew it by the name of Amman, ‘known also by the name of Philadelphia, a famous city of Arabia’. It was surrounded by small
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rabbah
RABBAH1. A town in the northern hill country of Judah (Josh 15:60). Its precise location is unknown.2. A city east of the Jordan that served as the capital of the ancient Ammonite kingdom. Also called “Rabbah of the Amorites,” the city is identified with the modern city of Amman, the capital of the
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