Aroer
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Aroer

heath; tamarisk

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Aroer

(ruins).

  1. A city on the torrent Arnon, the southern point of the territory of Sihon king of the Amorites and afterwards of the tribe of Reuben, (2:36; 3:12; 4:48; Joshua 12:2; 13:9,16; Judges 11:26; 2 Kings 10:33; 1 Chronicles 5:8) but later again in possession of Moab. (Jeremiah 48:19) It is the modern Arair , upon the very edge of the precipitous north bank of the Wady Mojeb .
  2. Aroer, "that is facing? Rahbah" (Rabbah of Ammon), a town built by and belonging to Gad. (Numbers 32:34; Joshua 13:25; 2 Samuel 24:5) This is probably the place mentioned in (Judges 11:33) which was shown in Jerome's time.
  3. Aroer, in (Isaiah 17:2) if a place at all, must be still farther north than either of the two already named.
  4. A town in Judah, named only in (1 Samuel 30:28) perhaps Wady Ararah , on the road from Petra to Gaza.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Aroer

1. An ancient city on the north side of the Arnon, in the southern border of the tribe of Reuben, De 2:36 4:48 Joshua 13:9. It was in the territory of the Amorites, Joshua 12:2, but seems to have fallen at a later day into the hands of Moab, Jeremiah 48:19. See ARNON.

2. A town in the tribe of God, probably east of Rabbath-Ammon, Joshua 13:25, and perhaps on the Jabbok, 2 Samuel 24:5. It is mentioned in Jud 11:33

3. A town of Judah, to which David sent presents, 1 Samuel 30:28 1 Chronicles 11:44. Robinson found traces of it about sixteen miles south by west from Hebron.

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 kingdom of Sihon (Joshua 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 (Numbers 32:34) "before Rabbah" (Joshua 13:25), the Ammonite capital. It was famous in the history of Jephthah (Judges 11:33) and of David (2 Samuel 24:5). (Comp. Isaiah 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 Samuel 30:26, 28). It was the native city of two of David's warriors (1 Chronicles 11:44). It is now called Ar'arah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AROER

a-ro'-er (`aro'er; Aroer):

(1) A city of the Amorites which stood on the northern edge of the Arnon (Deuteronomy 2:36, etc.). Taken by Israel, it shared the vicissitudes of the country north of the river, and when last named (Jeremiah 48:19) is again in the hands of Moab. It is one of the cities which Mesha claims to have built, i.e. fortified. It was within the territory allotted to Reuben, yet its building (fortification) is attributed to Gad (Numbers 32:34). Thus far came the Syrian, Hazael, in his raid upon Israel (2 Kings 10:33). The Roman road across the valley lay about an hour to the West of Khirbet `Ara`ir.

(2) A city in Gilead described as "before Rabbah," on the boundary between Gad and the Ammonites (Joshua 13:25). No name resembling this has yet been recovered in the district indicated.

(3) A city in the territory of Judah named only in 1 Samuel 30:28. Probably however in Joshua 15:22 we should read `ar`arah instead of `adh`adhah, which may be the same city, and may be identical with `Ar`ara, a site with cisterns and some remains of ancient buildings about 14 miles Southeast of Beersheba.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
6177. Aroer -- three cities in Isr.
Aroer or Aroer or Aror. 6176, 6177. Aroer or Aroer or Aror. 6178 . three
cities in Isr. Transliteration: Aroer or Aroer or Aror ...
/hebrew/6177.htm - 6k

6176. aroer -- (probably a tree or bush) perhaps juniper
... aroer. 6177 . (probably a tree or bush) perhaps juniper. Transliteration: aroer
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-o-ayr') Short Definition: bush. ... aroer. 6177 . ...
/hebrew/6176.htm - 6k

6200. Aroeri -- inhab. of Aroer
... Aroeri. 6201 . inhab. of Aroer. Transliteration: Aroeri Phonetic Spelling:
(ar-o-ay-ree') Short Definition: Aroerite. Word Origin from Aroer Definition inhab. ...
/hebrew/6200.htm - 6k

Library

Divine Grace.
... In old times the ancients had their habitations by the rivers; yea, we read
of Aroer, that stood upon the brink of the river Arnon. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bunyan/the riches of bunyan/vi divine grace.htm

Appendices
... And I dug the canals for Korkhah by means of the prisoners. 25. of Israel. I built
Aroer and I made the road in [the province of] the Arnon. [And]. 26. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

The Water of Life;
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the water of life.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7. <. ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7. <. ...
/.../chapter ithe assyrian revival and.htm

Thesaurus
Aroer (17 Occurrences)
...AROER. a-ro'-er (`aro'er; Aroer): (1) A city of the Amorites which stood on the
northern edge of the Arnon (Deuteronomy 2:36, etc.). ...Aroer (17 Occurrences). ...
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Aro'er (15 Occurrences)
Aro'er. Aroer, Aro'er. Aroerite . ... Aro'er (15 Occurrences). Numbers 32:34 And
the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer; (See RSV). ...
/a/aro'er.htm - 10k

Gorge (19 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 ...
/g/gorge.htm - 12k

Arnon (23 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/a/arnon.htm - 17k

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 ...
/r/rim.htm - 11k

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 ...
/r/ravine.htm - 14k

Dibon (12 Occurrences)
... the word). It is represented by the modern Dhiban, about 4 miles North
of Aroer (`Ara`ir), on the line of the old Roman road. The ...
/d/dibon.htm - 12k

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:2 Sihon, king of the Amorite, who is dwelling in Heshbon, ruling from
Aroer which 'is' on the border of the brook Arnon, and the middle of the brook ...
/b/bene-ammon.htm - 20k

Gadites (32 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/g/gadites.htm - 17k

Bank (28 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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Concordance
Aroer (17 Occurrences)

Numbers 32:34
The children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS 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 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 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 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 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 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 NIV)

Joshua 13:25
Their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS 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 WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 11:33
He struck them from Aroer until you come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and to Abelcheramim, with a very great slaughter. So the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 30:28
and to those who were in Aroer, and to those who were in Siphmoth, and to those who were in Eshtemoa,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 24:5
They passed over the Jordan, and encamped in Aroer, on the right side of the city that is in the middle of the valley of Gad, and to Jazer:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS 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 NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:8
and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baal Meon:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 48:6
Go in flight, get away with your lives, and let your faces be turned to Aroer in the Arabah.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 48:19
Inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and watch: ask him who flees, and her who escapes; say, What has been done?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Aroer

Aroer: A City Built, Or, Probably More Correctly, Rebuilt, by the Gadites

Aroer: A City Built, Or, Probably More Correctly, Rebuilt, by the Gadites: Jephthah Smites the Ammonites At

Aroer: A City in Judah

Aroer: A City in Judah: The Birthplace of Two of David's Heroes

Aroer: A City of the Amorites in the Valley of the River Arnon

Aroer: A City of the Amorites in the Valley of the River Arnon: Conquered by Israelites

Aroer: A City of the Amorites in the Valley of the River Arnon: Taken by Hazael

Related Terms

Aro'er (15 Occurrences)

Gorge (19 Occurrences)

Arnon (23 Occurrences)

Rim (18 Occurrences)

Ravine (26 Occurrences)

Dibon (12 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Gadites (32 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Jazer (13 Occurrences)

Jaazer (12 Occurrences)

Gadite (14 Occurrences)

Included (17 Occurrences)

Tableland (8 Occurrences)

Table-land (8 Occurrences)

Reubenite (16 Occurrences)

Dihon (2 Occurrences)

Med'eba (4 Occurrences)

Minnith (2 Occurrences)

Plateau (13 Occurrences)

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-cheramim (1 Occurrence)

Atroth-shophan (1 Occurrence)

Atrothshophan (1 Occurrence)

Siphmoth (1 Occurrence)

Medeba (5 Occurrences)

Brook (75 Occurrences)

Limit (115 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)

River (189 Occurrences)

Reubenites (37 Occurrences)

Nebo (13 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Heshbon (37 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Middle (169 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Reuben (73 Occurrences)

Vicinity (18 Occurrences)

Vineyards (55 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Overrunning (5 Occurrences)

Jephthah (26 Occurrences)

Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

Jabok (1 Occurrence)

Jo'el (19 Occurrences)

Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)

Fold (23 Occurrences)

Fugitive (12 Occurrences)

Flees (19 Occurrences)

Retake (2 Occurrences)

Eshtemo'a (5 Occurrences)

Escapes (11 Occurrences)

Espy (2 Occurrences)

Escaping (13 Occurrences)

Eshtemoa (5 Occurrences)

Escapeth (11 Occurrences)

Dibongad (2 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Dibon-gad (2 Occurrences)

Droves (17 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Manas'sites (10 Occurrences)

Manassahite (2 Occurrences)

Meon (5 Occurrences)

Manassites (7 Occurrences)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Baalmeon (3 Occurrences)

Baal-meon (3 Occurrences)

Ba'al-me'on (3 Occurrences)

Brink (11 Occurrences)

Boundary (83 Occurrences)

Bela (14 Occurrences)

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