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Rabbah (town)
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 Lexham Bible Dictionary
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
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
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.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rabbah
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;