Edrei
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Edrei

a very great mass, or cloud

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Edrei

(stronghold).

  1. One of the two capital cities of Bashan, in the territory of Manasseh east of the Jordan. (Numbers 21:33; 1:4; 3:10; Joshua 12:4) In Scripture it is only mentioned in connection with the victory gained by the Israelites over the Amorites under Og their king, and the territory thus acquired. The ruins of this ancient city, still bearing the name Edra , stand on a rocky promontory which projects from the southwest corner of the Lejah. The ruins are nearly three miles in circumference, and have a strange, wild, look, rising up in dark, shattered masses from the midst of a wilderness of black rocks.
  2. A town of northern Palestine, allotted to the tribe of Naphtali, and situated near Kedesh. (Joshua 19:37) About two miles south of Kedesh is a conical rocky hill called Tell Khuraibeh , the "tell of the ruin," which may be the site of Edrei.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Edrei

One of the capitals of Bashan, near which Og and his forces were destroyed, Numbers 21:33-35 De 1:4 3:1-3. It afterwards fell within the limits of Manasseh, Joshua 13:31. Its ruins cover a large space; it was a place of some note in the early ages of Christianity and in the era of the crusades. It is now called Draa, and lies about thirty-five miles east of the outlet of the Sea of Galilee.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mighty; strength.

(1.) One of the chief towns of the kingdom of Bashan (Joshua 12:4, 5). Here Og was defeated by the Israelites, and the strength of the Amorites broken (Numbers 21:33-35). It subsequently belonged to Manasseh, for a short time apparently, and afterwards became the abode of banditti and outlaws (Joshua 13:31). It has been identified with the modern Edr'a, which stands on a rocky promontory on the south-west edge of the Lejah (the Argob of the Hebrews, and Trachonitis of the Greeks). The ruins of Edr'a are the most extensive in the Hauran. They are 3 miles in circumference. A number of the ancient houses still remain; the walls, roofs, and doors being all of stone. The wild region of which Edrei was the capital is thus described in its modern aspect: "Elevated about 20 feet above the plain, it is a labyrinth of clefts and crevasses in the rock, formed by volcanic action; and owing to its impenetrable condition, it has become a refuge for outlaws and turbulent characters, who make it a sort of Cave of Adullam...It is, in fact, an impregnable natural fortress, about 20 miles in length and 15 in breadth" (Porter's Syria, etc.). Beneath this wonderful city there is also a subterranean city, hollowed out probably as a refuge for the population of the upper city in times of danger. (see BASHAN.)

(2.) A town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EDREI

ed'-re-i ('edhre`i; Edra-ein):

(1) One of the cities of Og, not far from Ashtaroth, where the power of his kingdom received its deathblow from the invading Israelites (Joshua 12:4 Numbers 21:33, etc.). It seems to mark the western limit of Bashan as against Salecah on the East (Deuteronomy 3:10). It was given to Machir, son of Manasseh (Joshua 13:31). Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 24 Roman miles from Bostra. The most probable identification is with Der`ah, a town of between 4,000 and 5,000 inhabitants, on the southern lip of Wady Zeideh, about 29 miles as the crow flies East of the Sea of Galilee. It is the center of an exceedingly fruitful district. The accumulated rubbish in the town covers many remains of antiquity. It is, however, chiefly remarkable for the extraordinary subterranean city, as yet only partially explored, cut in the rock under the town. This is certainly very ancient, and was doubtless used by the inhabitants as a refuge in times of stress and peril. For a description see Schumacher, Across the Jordan, 121.

(2) A place not identified, between Kedesh and En-hazor (Joshua 19:37).

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
154. Edrei -- a chief city of Bashan, also a place in Naphtali
... 153, 154. Edrei. 155 . a chief city of Bashan, also a place in Naphtali.
Transliteration: Edrei Phonetic Spelling: (ed-reh'-ee) Short Definition: Edrei. ...
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Library

Syria at the Beginning of the Egyptian Conquest
... the desert of Damascus, in the districts frequented by Bedouin of the tribe of Terah,
Ammon and Moab, on the rivers Yarmuk and Jabbok, and at Edrei and Heshbon ...
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Thesaurus
Edrei (8 Occurrences)
... The wild region of which Edrei was the capital is thus described in its modern aspect:
"Elevated about 20 feet above the plain, it is a labyrinth of clefts and ...
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Ed're-i (8 Occurrences)
Ed're-i. Edrei, Ed're-i. Educated . Multi-Version Concordance
Ed're-i (8 Occurrences). Numbers 21:33 They turned and went up by ...
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Og (22 Occurrences)
... Gigantic, the king of Bashan, who was defeated by Moses in a pitched battle at Edrei,
and was slain along with his sons (Deuteronomy 1:4), and whose kingdom ...
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Ash'taroth (12 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 1:4 after he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei; (See RSV ...
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Bashan (54 Occurrences)
... Joshua 13:11). In Deuteronomy 3:10 Salecah and Edrei seem to indicate the
East and West limits respectively. This would agree with ...
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Ashtaroth (13 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 1:4 after he had struck Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei. ...
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Reigned (206 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 1:4 after he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei; (See NIV ...
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Reph'aim (17 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Joshua 12:4 and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of
the Rephaim, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, (See RSV). ...
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Rephaites (10 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Joshua 12:4 and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of
the Rephaim, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, (See NIV). ...
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Residue (47 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:4 and the territory of Og the king of Bashan, of the residue
of the giants, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, (DBY). ...
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Concordance
Edrei (8 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:33
They turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 1:4
after he had struck Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:1
Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:10
all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 12:4
and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 13:12
all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for Moses attacked these, and drove them out.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 13:31
Half Gilead, Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 19:37
Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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Edrei

Edrei: Allotted to the Tribe of Manasseh

Edrei: Joshua Defeats Og At

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