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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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 , 137–141).2. The chief city of the Ammonites (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rab´bah (great).1. A very strong place on the east of the Jordan, and the chief city of the Ammonites. In five passages—Deut. 3:11; 2 Sam. 12:26; 17:27; Jer. 49:2; Ezek. 21:20—it is styled at length Rabbath of the Ammonites, or the children of Ammon; but elsewhere, Josh. 13:25; 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:27, 29;