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aroer in the Bible

ruins. (1.) A town on the north bank of the Arnon (Deut. 4:48; Judg. 11:26; 2 Kings 10:33), the southern boundary of the kingdom of Sihon (Josh. 12:2). It is now called Arair, 13 miles west of the Dead Sea. (2.) One of the towns built by the tribe of Gad (Num. 32:34) "before Rabbah" (Josh. 13:25), the Ammonite capital. It was famous in the history of Jephthah (Judg. 11:33) and of David (2 Sam. 24:5). (Comp. Isa. 17:2; 2 Kings 15:29.) (3.) A city in the south of Judah, 12 miles south-east of Beersheba, to which David sent presents after recovering the spoil from the Amalekites at Ziklag (1 Sam. 30:26, 28). It was the native city of two of David's warriors (1 Chr. 11:44). It is now called Ar'arah.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The cities of aroer shall be left for flocks, and they shall rest there, and there shall be none to make them afraid.

  • Karkar or aroer, battle of, and defeat of Benhadad and his allies, 31.

    Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
  • For a time Damascus was made "a ruinous heap," and the cities of aroer were the desolated lairs of pasturing flocks.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • We have smitten Ammon, hip and thigh, from aroer even till thou come to Minnith!

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • He marched against the Ammonites, and fought them at aroer, on the border of the torrent Arnon.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • From aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, a town that is situate in a valley, as far as Galaad.

  • And when they had passed the Jordan, they came to aroer to the right side of the city, which is in the vale of Gad.

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