Dibon
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Dibon

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dibon

(wasting).

  1. A town on the east side of Jordan, in the rich pastoral country, which was taken possession of and rebuilt by the children of Gad. (Numbers 32:3,34) From this circumstance it possibly received the name of DIBON-GAD. (Numbers 33:45,46) Its first mention is in (Numbers 21:30) and from this it appears to have belonged originally to the Moabites. We find Dibon counted to Reuben in the lists of Joshua. (Joshua 13:9,17) In the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah, however, it was again in possession of Moab. (Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:18,22) comp. Jere 48:24 In modern times the name Dhiban has been discovered as attached to extensive ruins on the Roman road, about three miles north of the Arnon (Wady Modjeb).
  2. One of the towns which were reinhabited by the men of Judah after the return from captivity, (Nehemiah 11:25) identical with DIMONAH.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Dibon

DIMON, Isaiah 15:9, and DI-BON-GAD, Numbers 33:45,46, a town of Gad, Numbers 32:34, but afterwards of Reuben, Joshua 13:17. It lay in a plain just north of the Arnon, and was the first encampment of the Israelites upon crossing that river. Later we find it in the hands of the Moabites, Isaiah 15:2 Jeremiah 48:22. Traces of it remain at a place now called Diban.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pining; wasting.

(1.) A city in Moab (Numbers 21:30); called also Dibon-gad (33:45), because it was built by Gad and Dimon (Isaiah 15:9). It has been identified with the modern Diban, about 3 miles north of the Arnon and 12 miles east of the Dead Sea. (see Moabite Stone.)

(2.) A city of the tribe of Judah, inhabited after the Captivity (Nehemiah 11:25); called also Dimonah (Joshua 15:22). It is probably the modern ed-Dheib.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIBON; DIBON-GAD

di'-bon (dibhon, "washing"; Daibon):

(1) A city of Moab captured by the Amorites (Numbers 21:30), and held by them at the invasion by Israel. It was taken and given to the tribe of Gad, whence it is called Dibon-gad (Numbers 32:34; Numbers 33:45). In Joshua 13:17 it is reckoned to Reuben. Along with other cities in the territory North of the Arnon, Dibon changed hands several times between Moab and Israel. Mesha claims it (MS), and in Jeremiah 48:18, 22 it is named among the cities of Moab. The form of the name, Dimon, in Isaiah 15:9, may have been given to make it resemble the Hebrew dam, "blood," to support the play upon words in the verse (HDB, under 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 ruins that spread over two adjacent knolls are of no importance: walls, a tower, cistern, etc. Near Dibon the famous Moabite Stone was found.

(2) A town in Judah, occupied after the exile (Nehemiah 11:25). It may be the same as Dimonah (Joshua 15:22); unidentified.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1769. Dibon -- a city in Moab, also a place in Judah
Dibon or Dibon. 1768, 1769. Dibon or Dibon. 1770 . a city in Moab, also
a place in Judah. Transliteration: Dibon or Dibon Phonetic ...
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1410. Gad -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its territory ...
... Word Origin perhaps from Gad Definition a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its
territory, also a prophet NASB Word Usage Dibon-gad* (2), Gad (71). Gad. ...
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1776. Dimonah -- a place in Judah
... Dimonah. Word Origin of uncertain derivation, see also Dibon Definition a place
in Judah NASB Word Usage Dimonah (1). Dimonah. Feminine ...
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1775. Dimon -- a city in Moab
... Definition: Dimon. Word Origin of uncertain derivation, see also Dibon Definition
a city in Moab NASB Word Usage Dimon (2). Dimon. Perhaps ...
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Library

Perea. Beyond Jordan.
... &c. "The plain of it was Heshbon, with all its cities, which are in the
plain, Dibon, and Bamoth-Baal, and Beth-Baal-Meon," &c. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 91 perea beyond jordan.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... He has left us a record of his victories, the so-called Moabite Stone, which
was discovered among the ruins of his capital, Dibon. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

The Early Training of a Race.
... commanding heights or natural fortresses. The important towns, like Dibon and
Heshbon, lay on slightly rising hills. The character of the ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xi the early training.htm

Chapter xiv
... miles southeast of Mt. Attarus and 6¾ miles north-northwest from Dibon seems
to serve pretty well as identification. This would be ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xiv.htm

Appendices
... took. 20. to add to it Dibon. I ... ruins. 27. [And all the chiefs] of Dibou were
fifty, for all Dibon was subject (to me); and I placed. 28.100 ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... Jeroboam made a furious onslaught upon its cities"Ar of Moab, Kir of Moab, Dibon,
Medeba, Heshbon, Elealeh"and destroyed them all in succession. ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Thesaurus
Dibon (12 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Pining; wasting. (1.) A city in Moab (Numbers 21:30);
called also Dibon-gad (33:45 ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DIBON; DIBON-GAD. ...
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Dibon-gad (2 Occurrences)
Dibon-gad. Dibongad, Dibon-gad. Dibri . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIBON; DIBON-GAD. di'-bon (dibhon, "washing"; Daibon ...
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Dibongad (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia DIBON; DIBON-GAD. ... It was taken and given to the
tribe of Gad, whence it is called Dibon-gad (Numbers 32:34; Numbers 33:45). ...
/d/dibongad.htm - 8k

Ataroth (7 Occurrences)
... It is named along with Dibon, which is identified with Dhiban. Eight miles
Northeast by North of Dibon, on the South of Wady Zerqa ...
/a/ataroth.htm - 10k

Medeba (5 Occurrences)
... This city is first mentioned along with Heshbon and Dibon in an account of Israel's
conquests (Numbers 21:30). ... Heshbon has perished even to Dibon. ...
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Moabite (13 Occurrences)
... Moabite Stone. A basalt stone, bearing an inscription by King Mesha, which was
discovered at Dibon by Klein, a German missionary at Jerusalem, in 1868. ...
/m/moabite.htm - 23k

Diblathaim (3 Occurrences)
... Diblathaim (3 Occurrences). Numbers 33:46 They traveled from Dibon Gad, and encamped
in Almon Diblathaim. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). ...
/d/diblathaim.htm - 7k

Stone (290 Occurrences)
... A monument erected at Dibon (Dhiban) by Mesha, king of Moab (2 Kings 3:4, 5), to
commemorate his successful revolt from Israel and his conquest of Israelite ...
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Nebo (13 Occurrences)
... against Moab, Isaiah names it along with Medeba (Isaiah 15:2) and Jeremiah with
Kiriathaim (Jeremiah 48:1), and again (Jeremiah 48:22) between Dibon and Beth ...
/n/nebo.htm - 17k

Heshbon (37 Occurrences)
... Arnon. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Numbers 21:30 We
have shot at them. Heshbon has perished even to Dibon. We ...
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Concordance
Dibon (12 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:30
We have shot at them. Heshbon has perished even to Dibon. We have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 32:3
"Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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

Numbers 33:45
They traveled from Iyim, and encamped in Dibon Gad.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:46
They traveled from Dibon Gad, and encamped in Almon Diblathaim.
(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 NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:17
Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:25
As for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its towns, and in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:2
They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:9
For the waters of Dimon are full of blood: and I'm sending even more on Moab, a lion on those of Moab who go in flight, and on the rest of the land.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 48:18
You daughter who dwells in Dibon, come down from your glory, and sit in thirst; for the destroyer of Moab has come up against you, he has destroyed your strongholds.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:22
and on Dibon, and on Nebo, and on Beth Diblathaim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Dibon

Dibon: A City in the Tribe of Judah

Dibon: A City in the Tribe of Judah: Probably Identical With Diminah

Dibon: Also Called Dibon-Gad and Dimon: A City on the Northern Banks of the Arnon

Dibon: Also Called Dibon-Gad and Dimon: Allotted to Gad and Reuben

Dibon: Also Called Dibon-Gad and Dimon: Israelites Encamp At

Dibon: Also Called Dibon-Gad and Dimon: Taken by Moab

Dibongan

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