Ammonite
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The usual name of the descendants of Ammon, the son of Lot (Genesis 19:38). From the very beginning (Deuteronomy 2:16-20) of their history till they are lost sight of (Judges 5:2), this tribe is closely associated with the Moabites (Judges 10:11; 2 Chronicles 20:1; Zephaniah 2:8). Both of these tribes hired Balaam to curse Israel (Deuteronomy 23:4). The Ammonites were probably more of a predatory tribe, moving from place to place, while the Moabites were more settled. They inhabited the country east of the Jordan and north of Moab and the Dead Sea, from which they had expelled the Zamzummims or Zuzims (Deuteronomy 2:20; Genesis 14:5). They are known as the Beni-ammi (Genesis 19:38), Ammi or Ammon being worshipped as their chief god. They were of Semitic origin, and closely related to the Hebrews in blood and language. They showed no kindness to the Israelites when passing through their territory, and therefore they were prohibited from "entering the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation" (Deuteronomy 23:3). They afterwards became hostile to Israel (Judges 3:13). Jephthah waged war against them, and "took twenty cities with a very great slaughter" (Judges 11:33). They were again signally defeated by Saul (1 Samuel 11:11). David also defeated them and their allies the Syrians (2 Samuel 10:6-14), and took their chief city, Rabbah, with much spoil (2 Samuel 10:14; 12:26-31). The subsequent events of their history are noted in 2 Chronicles 20:25; 26:8; Jeremiah 49:1; Ezek. 25:3, 6. One of Solomon's wives was Naamah, an Ammonite. She was the mother of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:31; 2 Chronicles 12:13).

The prophets predicted fearful judgments against the Ammonites because of their hostility to Israel (Zephaniah 2:8; Jeremiah 49:1-6; Ezek. 25:1-5, 10; Amos 1:13-15).

The national idol worshipped by this people was Molech or Milcom, at whose altar they offered human sacrifices (1 Kings 11:5, 7). The high places built for this idol by Solomon, at the instigation of his Ammonitish wives, were not destroyed till the time of Josiah (2 Kings 23:13).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and all are extinct, the typical forms having existed only in the Mesozoic age, when they were exceedingly numerous. They differ from the nautili in having the margins of the septa very much lobed or plaited, and the siphuncle dorsal. Also called serpent stone, snake stone, and cornu Ammonis.
Strong's Hebrew
5985. Ammonith -- an Ammonite woman
... 5984, 5985. Ammonith. 5986 . an Ammonite woman. Transliteration: Ammonith Phonetic
Spelling: (am-mo-neeth') Short Definition: Ammonitess. Word Origin fem. ...
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2586. Chanun -- "favored," two contemporaries of Nehemiah, also an ...
... Chanun. 2587 . "favored," two contemporaries of Nehemiah, also an Ammonite king.
Transliteration: Chanun Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-noon') Short Definition: Hanun ...
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7629. Shobi -- appar. an Ammonite prince
... appar. an Ammonite prince. Transliteration: Shobi Phonetic Spelling: (sho-bee')
Short Definition: Shobi. ... an Ammonite prince NASB Word Usage Shobi (1). Shobi. ...
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8100. Shimath -- an Ammonite woman
... 8099, 8100. Shimath. 8101 . an Ammonite woman. Transliteration: Shimath
Phonetic Spelling: (shim-awth') Short Definition: Shimeath. ...
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1185. Baalis -- perhaps "son of delight," an Ammonite king
... 1184, 1185. Baalis. 1186 . perhaps "son of delight," an Ammonite king.
Transliteration: Baalis Phonetic Spelling: (bah-al-ece') Short Definition: Baalis. ...
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4511. Minnith -- a place in Ammonite territory
... 4510, 4511. Minnith. 4512 . a place in Ammonite territory. Transliteration:
Minnith Phonetic Spelling: (min-neeth') Short Definition: Minnith. ...
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6768. Tseleq -- an Ammonite hero of David
... 6767d, 6768. Tseleq. 6769 . an Ammonite hero of David. Transliteration:
Tseleq Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-lek) Short Definition: Zelek. ...
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2900. Tobiyyahu -- "Yah is my good," three Israelites, also an ...
... "Yah is my good," three Israelites, also an Ammonite. Transliteration: Tobiyyahu
or Tobiyyah Phonetic Spelling: (to-bee-yaw') Short Definition: Tobiah. ...
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5984. Ammoni -- descendant of Ammon
... descendant of Ammon. Transliteration: Ammoni Phonetic Spelling: (am-mo-nee') Short
Definition: Ammonite. ... of Ammon NASB Word Usage Ammonite (10), Ammonites (5). ...
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3726. Kephar Haammoni -- "a village of the Ammonites," a village ...
... Chefar-haamonai. From kaphar and Ammowniy, with the article interposed; village
of the Ammonite; Kefar-ha-Ammoni, a place in Palestine -- Chefar-haamonai. ...
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Library

The Church History of Eusebius. Index of Subjects.
... Achillas, presbyter of Alexandria, [13]321. Achior, the Ammonite, [14]93. Acolyths,
[15]288. Actium, [16]263. ... Ammonite. See Achior the Ammonite. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/the church history of eusebius.htm

Conclusion
... The first king of Judah as a separate kingdom had an Ammonite mother, and bore an
Ammonite name, while the portraits which surmount the names of Shishak's ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vii conclusion.htm

'More than Conquerors through Him'
... But the Ammonite courtiers need not have rejected David's overtures so insolently
as by shaving half his ambassadors' beards and docking their robes. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/more than conquerors through him.htm

How Samuel Found a Leader
... After about a month, Nahash, the Ammonite, came up and besieged Jabesh in Gilead;
and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make terms with us and we will ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how samuel found a leader.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... of Moab. The land north of the Arnon became Amorite; but the Ammonite frontier
was too well defended to be broken through. The kingdom ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

The Prophet Nehemiah
... "When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the
Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/men of the bible/iv the prophet nehemiah.htm

The Tears of Christ.
... burn sacrifices to Baal and Ashtaroth, and the Valley of Hinnom echoes with the
cries of hapless children offered to Moloch, the hideous idol of the Ammonite. ...
/.../the life of duty a years plain sermons v 2/sermon xlv the tears of.htm

The Builders on the Wall
... Foremost in this evil work were certain chiefs of these tribes, Sanballat
the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 53 the builders on.htm

Reformation
... Through intermarriage, a friendship had been brought about between Eliashib the
high priest and Tobiah the Ammonite, Israel's bitter enemy. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 57 reformation.htm

Costly and Fatal Help
... read on the cuneiform inscriptions, where, amidst a long list of unknown tributary
kings, stands, with a Philistine on one side of him and an Ammonite on the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/costly and fatal help.htm

Thesaurus
Ammonite (22 Occurrences)
... 25:3, 6. One of Solomon's wives was Naamah, an Ammonite. She was the mother of Rehoboam
(1 Kings 14:31; 2 Chronicles 12:13). ...Ammonite (22 Occurrences). ...
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Tobiah (14 Occurrences)
... Pleasing to Jehovah, the "servant," the "Ammonite," who joined with those who opposed
the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Exile (Nehemiah 2:10). ...
/t/tobiah.htm - 13k

Zelek (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Cleft, an Ammonite; one of David's valiant men
(2 Samuel 23:37). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZELEK. ...
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Tobijah (17 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 2:10 And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobijah the servant, the Ammonite,
heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there had come a man to ...
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Tobi'ah (15 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 2:10 And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite,
heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, for that there was come a man to ...
/t/tobi'ah.htm - 10k

Sanballat (10 Occurrences)
... He is named along with Tobiah, the Ammonite slave (Nehemiah 4:1), and Geshem the
Arabian (Nehemiah 6:1) as the leading opponent of the Jews at the time when ...
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Naharai (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 23:37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers to Joab
the son of Zeruiah, (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). ...
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Na'harai (2 Occurrences)
... Na'harai (2 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 23:37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite,
armor bearers to Joab the son of Zeruiah, (See RSV). ...
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Jabeshgilead (12 Occurrences)
... ja'-besh-gil'-e-ad (yabhesh gil`adh; or simply yabhish, "dry"): A city East of the
Jordan, in the deliverance of which from Nahash the Ammonite Saul's military ...
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Jabesh-gilead (12 Occurrences)
... ja'-besh-gil'-e-ad (yabhesh gil`adh; or simply yabhish, "dry"): A city East of the
Jordan, in the deliverance of which from Nahash the Ammonite Saul's military ...
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Concordance
Ammonite (22 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 23:3
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of Yahweh forever:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:25
And their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah;
(See RSV NIV)

Judges 11:12
Then Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the Ammonites and said, "What have you against me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
(Root in DBY RSV NIV)

Judges 11:14
And Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the Ammonites
(Root in DBY RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 11:1
Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabesh Gilead: and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 11:2
Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "On this condition I will make it with you, that all your right eyes be put out; and I will lay it for a reproach on all Israel."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 12:31
And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln; and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.
(See RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 17:27
Now when David had come to Mahanaim, Shobi, the son of Nahash of Rabbah, the Ammonite, and Machir, the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
(BBE RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 23:37
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 11:1
Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 14:21
Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 14:31
Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess. Abijam his son reigned in his place.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Arameans, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by the hand of His servants the prophets.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:39
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 20:3
And he brought forth the people that were therein, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. And thus did David unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
(See RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 12:13
So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 24:26
These are those who conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith the Moabitess.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 9:1
Now when these things were done, the princes drew near to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 2:10
When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, because a man had come to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 2:19
But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they ridiculed us, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 4:3
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they are building, if a fox go up, he shall break down their stone wall.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 13:1
On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God forever,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ammonite

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Tobi'ah (15 Occurrences)

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Na'harai (2 Occurrences)

Jabeshgilead (12 Occurrences)

Jabesh-gilead (12 Occurrences)

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Ai (32 Occurrences)

Armour-bearer (14 Occurrences)

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Sanbal'lat (10 Occurrences)

Nahash (9 Occurrences)

Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)

Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)

Horonite (3 Occurrences)

Hor'onite (3 Occurrences)

Bearer (23 Occurrences)

Official (45 Occurrences)

Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

Weapons (66 Occurrences)

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Zobah (15 Occurrences)

Nahari (1 Occurrence)

Nahrai (1 Occurrence)

Jahaziel (6 Occurrences)

Ja'besh-gil'ead (12 Occurrences)

Jehohanan (9 Occurrences)

Jabesh (21 Occurrences)

Johanan (31 Occurrences)

Jump (3 Occurrences)

Lo-debar (4 Occurrences)

Laughing (38 Occurrences)

Laughed (27 Occurrences)

Gouge (4 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Geshem (5 Occurrences)

Rebelling (4 Occurrences)

Ridiculed (12 Occurrences)

Rehob (12 Occurrences)

Encampeth (13 Occurrences)

Derided (12 Occurrences)

Disturbed (30 Occurrences)

Meshullam (25 Occurrences)

Picking (4 Occurrences)

Promote (21 Occurrences)

Proselyte (2 Occurrences)

Bearers (11 Occurrences)

Besieged (34 Occurrences)

Benammi (1 Occurrence)

Ben-ammi (1 Occurrence)

Berothite (1 Occurrence)

Beerothite (4 Occurrences)

Climbed (16 Occurrences)

Chaereas

Arabian (5 Occurrences)

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)

Arah (3 Occurrences)

Aroer (17 Occurrences)

Abel-keramim (1 Occurrence)

Admitted (16 Occurrences)

Abelkeramim

Arab (5 Occurrences)

Armorbearer (11 Occurrences)

Attacking (73 Occurrences)

Abel-cheramim (1 Occurrence)

Ammoni (1 Occurrence)

Armorbearers (1 Occurrence)

Sea (4178 Occurrences)

Shobi (1 Occurrence)

Shechaniah (8 Occurrences)

Shinab (1 Occurrence)

Shecaniah (10 Occurrences)

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