Arnon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Arnon

rejoicing; sunlight

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Arnon

(roaring), the river or torrent which formed the boundary between Moab and the Amorites, on the north of Moab, (Numbers 21:13,14,24,26; Judges 11:22) and afterwards between Moab and Israel (Reuben). (2:24,36; 3:8,12,16; 4:48; Joshua 12:1,2; 13:9,16; Judges 11:13,26) There can be no doubt that the Wady el-Mojeb of the present day is the Arnon. Its principal source is near Katrane , on the Haj route.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Arnon

A river rising in the mountains east of the Dead Sea, into which it flows. It is now called Wady Modjeb, and anciently divided the territories of the Moabites in turn from those of the Ammonites, Amorites, and Reubenites, Numbers 21:13; Joshua 13:16. It flows in a deep and wild ravine of the same name. Burckhardt, after reaching the ruins of Aroer, which stand on the edge of the precipice at the foot of which the Arnon flows, says, "From hence a footpath leads down to the river. The view which the Modjeb presents is very striking. From the bottom, where the river runs through a narrow stripe of verdant level about forty yards across, the steep and barren banks arise to a great height, covered with immense blocks of stone which have rolled down from the upper strata; so that, when viewed from above, the valley looks like a deep chasm, formed by some tremendous convulsion of the earth, into which there seems to be no possibility of descending to the bottom. The distance from the edge of one precipice to that of the opposite one, is about two miles in a straight line."

He was thirty-five minutes in descending to the riverbed. Here the heat of midsummer is extreme, and the river becomes almost dried up; but in the rainy season there is an impetuous torrent.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Swift, the southern boundary of the territory of Israel beyond Jordan, separating it from the land of Moab (Deuteronomy 3:8, 16). This river (referred to twenty-four times in the Bible) rises in the mountains of Gilead, and after a circuitous course of about 80 miles through a deep ravine it falls into the Dead Sea nearly opposite Engedi. The stream is almost dry in summer. It is now called el-Mujeb. The territory of the Amorites extended from the Arnon to the Jabbok.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARNON

ar'-non ('arnon; Arnon): Is first mentioned in Numbers 21:24 as the border between Moab and the Amorites. "The valleys of Arnon" in the next verse undoubtedly indicate the numerous wadies contributary to the main stream. It formed the southern boundary of the land assigned to Reuben (Deuteronomy 3:12). The city of Aroer stood on the northern edge of the valley (Deuteronomy 2:36 Judges 12:2, etc.). Arnon was claimed by the Ammonites as having marked the southern limit of their territory when Israel invaded the land (Judges 11:13). They, however, had already been driven out by the Amorites, and the region north of Arnon was held by Sihon. From the inscription of Mesha on the Moabite Stone we gather that Moab had established herself on the north of the Arnon before the time of Omri. Under Omri and Ahab she was confined to the south of the river. A rebellion under Mesha was put down by Jehoram son of Ahab (2 Kings 3), and the expedition of Hazael against Israel reached the valley of the Arnon (2 Kings 10:33). But according to Mesha he regained for Moab the lost land; and this agrees with Isaiah 15, 16, where cities north of Arnon are located in Moab, e.g. Heshbon.

The modern name of Arnon is Wady el-Mojib, which enters the Dead Sea from the East about 11 miles North of el-Lisan. Some 13 miles East of the Dead Sea two streams, Seil es-Sa`ideh from the South, and Wady Enkeileh from the East, unite their waters and flow westward in the bottom of an enormous trench. The waters of Wady Welch come in from the Northeast. A wide stretch of country thus drains into the valley by means of a great network of smaller wadies-the "valleys of Arnon." The "fords of the Arnon" (Isaiah 16:2) were doubtless crossed by Mesha's highway which he claims to have built in Arnon; and may be marked by the traces of the old Roman road and bridge immediately to the West of where, on the northern edge of the Wady, stands `Ara`ir, the ancient Aroer.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
769. Arnon -- "a roaring stream," a wadi and stream in Moab
... 768, 769. Arnon. 770 . "a roaring stream," a wadi and stream in Moab.
Transliteration: Arnon Phonetic Spelling: (ar-nohn') Short Definition: Arnon. ...
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Library

How Moses Conquered Sihon and Og Kings of the Amorites, and ...
... The people mourned for Aaron thirty days, and when this mourning was over, Moses
removed the army from that place, and came to the river Arnon, which, issuing ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how moses conquered.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

Barnaba Epistole
... legei kurios. pleres eimi holokautomaton, kai stear arnon kai haima tauron
kai tragon ou boulomai, oud' an erchesthe ophthenai moi. ...
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The Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
... shall see the place, where the Israelites passed through the sea, where they passed
through Jordan, where they passed by the rivers of Arnon, or those great ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 19 the northern coast.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... comprised, besides the Hauran, the plain watered by the Yarrnuk; and to the south
that of Heshbon, containing the district lying around the Arnon, and the ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Witness of Balaam to Israel
... And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto the city
of Moab, which is on the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/ii the witness of balaam.htm

The Eighteenth Theban Dynasty
... divided into regiments of unequal strength, each of which usually bore the name
of some god"as, for example, the regiment of Ra or of Phtah, of Arnon or of ...
/.../chapter iiithe eighteenth theban dynasty.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... table-land, slightly undulating and intersected in all directions by the affluents
of the Jordan and the Dead Sea"the Yarmuk,* the Jabbok,** and the Arnon ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
... The temple was built at Jerusalem, on Mount Moriah, in the threshing-floor of Arnon
the Jebusite; whereabout Abraham offered up Isaac; there where David met ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/solomons temple spiritualized.htm

The Journey of the Three Holy Kings to Bethlehem
The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. <. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xiii the journey of the.htm

Thesaurus
Arnon (23 Occurrences)
... It is now called el-Mujeb. The territory of the Amorites extended from the
Arnon to the Jabbok. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ARNON. ...
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Arnon's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Arnon's (1 Occurrence). Numbers 21:28 For a fire
is gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon ...
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Gorge (19 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 2:24 "Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon:
behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon ...
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Aro'er (15 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, and from
the city that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was not a city too ...
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Aroer (17 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Ruins. (1.) A town on the north bank of the Arnon
(Deuteronomy 4:48; Judges 11:26; 2 Kings 10:33), the southern boundary of the ...
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Rim (18 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and
from the city that is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was not a city too ...
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Jabbok (7 Occurrences)
... Numbers 21:24 Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land
from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border ...
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Nahaliel (1 Occurrence)
... i-el (nachali'el, "torrent valley of God"; Codex Vaticanus Manael; Codex Alexandrinus
Naaliel): A place where Israel encamped on the way from Arnon to Jericho ...
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Ravine (26 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city
that is in the ravine even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for ...
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Sihon (34 Occurrences)
... The whole country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the Jabbok, was possessed
by the Amorites, whose king, Sihon, refused to permit the Israelites to ...
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Concordance
Arnon (23 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:13
From there they traveled, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that comes out of the border of the Amorites: for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:14
Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Yahweh, "Vaheb in Suphah, the valleys of the Arnon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:24
Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:26
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to the Arnon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:28
for a fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 22:36
When Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him to the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:24
"Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:36
From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and from the city that is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was not a city too high for us; Yahweh our God delivered up all before us:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:8
We took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:12
This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead, and its cities, gave I to the Reubenites and to the Gadites:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:16
To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border of it, even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:48
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even to Mount Sion (the same is Hermon),
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:1
Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel struck, and possessed their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:2
Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, even to the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:9
from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:16
Their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:13
The king of the children of Ammon answered to the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took away my land, when he came up out of Egypt, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and to the Jordan: now therefore restore those lands again peaceably."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:18
Then they went through the wilderness, and went around the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and they encamped on the other side of the Arnon; but they didn't come within the border of Moab, for the Arnon was the border of Moab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:22
They possessed all the border of the Amorites, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and from the wilderness even to the Jordan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:26
While Israel lived in Heshbon and its towns, and in Aroer and its towns, and in all the cities that are along by the side of the Arnon, three hundred years; why didn't you recover them within that time?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 10:33
from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 16:2
For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:20
Moab is disappointed; for it is broken down: wail and cry; tell it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Arnon

Arnon: Boundary Between Moabites and Amorites

Arnon: Fords of

Arnon: Miracles At

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Aro'er (15 Occurrences)

Aroer (17 Occurrences)

Rim (18 Occurrences)

Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

Nahaliel (1 Occurrence)

Ravine (26 Occurrences)

Sihon (34 Occurrences)

Moabites (26 Occurrences)

Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Extending (15 Occurrences)

Eastern (22 Occurrences)

Dibon (12 Occurrences)

Ar (7 Occurrences)

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Boundary (83 Occurrences)

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Edge (150 Occurrences)

Hermon (16 Occurrences)

Limit (115 Occurrences)

Gadites (32 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Reubenites (37 Occurrences)

Amorite (81 Occurrences)

Brook (75 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Gadite (14 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Included (17 Occurrences)

Ford (3 Occurrences)

Tableland (8 Occurrences)

Table-land (8 Occurrences)

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Extends (15 Occurrences)

Med'eba (4 Occurrences)

Plateau (13 Occurrences)

Bamothbaal (1 Occurrence)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Bamoth-baal (2 Occurrences)

Compassed (52 Occurrences)

Compasseth (8 Occurrences)

Abarim (8 Occurrences)

Alongside (10 Occurrences)

Sun-rising (14 Occurrences)

Skirted (1 Occurrence)

Medeba (5 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Possessed (100 Occurrences)

River (189 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Fish (66 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Amorites (82 Occurrences)

Eastward (72 Occurrences)

Lands (226 Occurrences)

Including (90 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

Beyond (209 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

Line (131 Occurrences)

Rising (162 Occurrences)

Middle (169 Occurrences)

Removed (294 Occurrences)

Walked (178 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Borders (104 Occurrences)

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Thence (152 Occurrences)

Reuben (73 Occurrences)

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