Heshbon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Heshbon

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Heshbon

(stronghold), the capital city of Sihon king of the Amorites. (Numbers 21:26) It stood on the western border of the high plain --Mishor, (Joshua 13:17) --and on the boundary line between the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The ruins of Hesban , 20 miles east of the Jordan, on the parallel of the northern end of the Dead Sea mark the site, as they bear the name; of the ancient Heshbon. There are many cisterns among the ruins. Comp. (Solomon 7:4)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Heshbon

A celebrated city of the Amorites, twenty miles east of the mouth of the Jordan, Joshua 3:10; 13:17. It was given to Reuben; but was afterwards transferred to Gad, and then to the Levites. It had been conquered from the Moabites by Sihon, and because his capital; and was taken by the Israelites a little before the death of Moses, Numbers 21:25; Joshua 21:39. After the ten tribes were transplanted into the country beyond the Euphrates, the Moabites recovered it, Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:2,34,45. Its ruins are still called Hesban, and cover the sides of a hill seven miles north of Medeba.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Intelligence, a city ruled over by Sihon, king of the Amorites (Joshua 3:10; 13:17). It was taken by Moses (Numbers 21:23-26), and became afterwards a Levitical city (Joshua 21:39) in the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:37). After the Exile it was taken possession of by the Moabites (Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:2, 34, 45). The ruins of this town are still seen about 20 miles east of Jordan from the north end of the Dead Sea. There are reservoirs in this district, which are probably the "fishpools" referred to in Cant. 7:4.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HESHBON

hesh'-bon (cheshbon; Hesebon): The royal city of Sihon king of the Amorites, taken and occupied by the Israelites under Moses (Numbers 21:25, etc.). It lay on the southern border of Gad (Joshua 13:26), and was one of the cities fortified by Reuben (Numbers 32:37). It is reckoned among the cities of Gad given to the Merarite Levites (Joshua 21:39). In later literature (Isaiah 15:4; Isaiah 16:8 Jeremiah 48:2, 34, 45; Jeremiah 49:3) it is referred to as a city of Moab. It passed again into Jewish hands, and is mentioned by Josephus (Ant., XIII, xv, 4) as among their possessions in the country of Moab under Alexander Janneus. The city with its district called Hesebonitis, was also under the jurisdiction of Herod the Great (Ant., XV, vii, 5, where it is described as lying in the Peraea). Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 20 Roman miles from the Jordan. It is represented by the modern Chesban, a ruined site in the mountains over against Jericho, about 16 miles East of the Jordan. It stands on the edge of Wady Chesban in a position of great strength, about 600 ft. above `Ain Chesban. The ruins, dating mainly from Roman times, spread over two hills, respectively 2,930 ft. and 2,954 ft. in height. There are remains of a temple overlooked from the West by those of a castle. There is also a large ruined reservoir; while the spring in the valley forms a succession of pools (Songs 7:4). The city is approached from the valley by a steep path passing through a cutting in the rock, which may have been closed by a gate (Conder, Heth and Moab, 142). On a hill to the West, el-Kurmiyeh, is a collection of dolmens and stone circles (Musil, Arabia Petrea, I, 383).

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1337. Bath-rabbim -- "daughter of multitudes," a name for Heshbon ...
... "daughter of multitudes," a name for Heshbon or its gate. Transliteration:
Bath-rabbim Phonetic Spelling: (bath rab-beem') Short Definition: Bath-rabbim. ...
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2809. Cheshbon -- a place East of the Jordan
... 2808, 2809. Cheshbon. 2810 . a place East of the Jordan. Transliteration: Cheshbon
Phonetic Spelling: (khesh-bone') Short Definition: Heshbon. ... Heshbon. ...
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Library

Thy Neck is as a Tower of ivory; Thine Eyes Like the Fish-Pools in ...
... 4. Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, which
are in the gate of the daughter of the multitude; thy nose is as the tower ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/4 thy neck is as.htm

Chapter vii
... Thy neck is as a tower of ivory, thine eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, by the
gate of Bathrabbim; thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looked toward ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter vii.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... The Amorite song of triumph has been preserved in the Book of Numbers. "Come unto
Heshbon," it said; "let the city of Sihon be built and fortified. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... kingdoms: in the north that of Bashan, which comprised, besides the Hauran, the
plain watered by the Yarrnuk; and to the south that of Heshbon, containing the ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
... probably consisting of a few lines at first, and subsequently enlarged; with
a triumphal ode over the fall of Heshbon (Numbers xxi..27-30). ...
/.../davidson/the canon of the bible/chapter ii the old testament.htm

Christ's Estimate of his People
... know there were such places at all, so that if Solomon had wished to praise her
he would not have compared her eyes to the fish-ponds of Heshbon, but would ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/christs estimate of his people.htm

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

Psalm 135
... Egypt, in midst of thee. ^10He smote great nations, slew great kings: ^11Sihon of
Heshbon king,. And Og of Bashan, and to nought. did Canaan's kingdoms bring: ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 135.htm

How Antiochus, who was Called Dionysus, and after Him Aretas Made ...
... Samaria, Mount Carmel, and Mount Tabor, Scythopolis, and Gadara; of the country
of Gaulonitis, Seleucia and Gabala; in the country of Moab, Heshbon, and Medaba ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 15 how antiochus who.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
Heshbon (37 Occurrences)
... Cant. 7:4. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HESHBON. hesh ... 383). W. Ewing.
Multi-Version Concordance Heshbon (37 Occurrences). Numbers ...
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Elealeh (5 Occurrences)
... It is now an extensive ruin called el-A'al, about one mile north-east of Heshbon.
Int. ... Eusebius (Onomasticon) locates it one Roman mile from Heshbon. ...
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Reigned (206 Occurrences)
... him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shall do to him as
you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon." (See NIV). ...
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Sihon (34 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/s/sihon.htm - 20k

Jaazer (12 Occurrences)
... 48:32). Its site is Marked by the modern ruin called Sar or Seir, about
10 miles west of Amman, and 12 from Heshbon. "The vineyards ...
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Jazer (13 Occurrences)
... burned (1 Maccabees 5:7, 8; Ant, XII, viii, 1). Onomasticon places Jazer 10 Roman
miles West of Philadelphia (`Amman), and about 15 miles from Heshbon, where a ...
/j/jazer.htm - 13k

Ruling (123 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Deuteronomy 1:4 After he had overcome Sihon, king of the Amorites, ruling
in Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, ruling in Ashtaroth, at Edrei: (BBE). ...
/r/ruling.htm - 37k

Medeba (5 Occurrences)
... (see HANUN.). The ruins of this important city, now Madeba or Madiyabah, are seen
about 8 miles south-west of Heshbon, and 14 east of the Dead Sea. ...
/m/medeba.htm - 12k

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

Ruled (84 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/r/ruled.htm - 31k

Concordance
Heshbon (37 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:25
Israel took all these cities: and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its towns.
(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 21:27
Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established;
(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 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 21:34
Yahweh said to Moses, "Don't fear him: for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."
(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 32:37
The children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV 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 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 2:26
I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for Yahweh your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as at this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:2
Yahweh said to me, "Don't fear him; for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:6
We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:46
beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck, when they came forth out of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 29:7
When you came to this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us to battle, and we struck them:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 9:10
and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth.
(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 12:5
and ruled in Mount Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:10
and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT 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)

Joshua 13:21
all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 13:26
and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:27
and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan's bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 21:39
Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer with its suburbs; four cities in all.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:19
Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him,'Let us pass, please, through your land to my place.'
(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)

1 Chronicles 6:81
and Heshbon with its suburbs, and Jazer with its suburbs.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:22
Moreover you gave them kingdoms and peoples, which you allotted after their portions: so they possessed the land of Sihon, even the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 7:4
Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:4
Heshbon cries out with Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 16:8
For the fields of Heshbon languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 16:9
Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:2
The praise of Moab is no more; in Heshbon they have devised evil against her: Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation. You also, Madmen, shall be brought to silence: the sword shall pursue you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:34
From the cry of Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim, to Eglath Shelishiyah: for the waters of Nimrim also shall become desolate.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:45
Those who fled stand without strength under the shadow of Heshbon; for a fire is gone forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and has devoured the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 49:3
Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, you daughters of Rabbah, dress yourself in sackcloth: lament, and run back and forth among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Heshbon

Heshbon of the Amorites

Heshbon: Allotted to Gad

Heshbon: Built by Reuben

Heshbon: Fish Pools At

Heshbon: Prophecy Concerning

Related Terms

Elealeh (5 Occurrences)

Reigned (206 Occurrences)

Sihon (34 Occurrences)

Jaazer (12 Occurrences)

Jazer (13 Occurrences)

Ruling (123 Occurrences)

Medeba (5 Occurrences)

Arnon (23 Occurrences)

Ruled (84 Occurrences)

Defeated (88 Occurrences)

Elaleh (3 Occurrences)

Ele-a'leh (3 Occurrences)

Dibon (12 Occurrences)

Blaze (9 Occurrences)

Nebo (13 Occurrences)

Sibmah (5 Occurrences)

Sebam (1 Occurrence)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Og (22 Occurrences)

Amorite (81 Occurrences)

Limits (69 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Boundary (83 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Amorites (82 Occurrences)

Nimrah (3 Occurrences)

Noisy (14 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Jahaz (8 Occurrences)

Gorge (19 Occurrences)

Foreheads (14 Occurrences)

Fishpools (1 Occurrence)

Fugitives (21 Occurrences)

Fish-pools (1 Occurrence)

Tableland (8 Occurrences)

Table-land (8 Occurrences)

Revelers (4 Occurrences)

Ramathmizpeh (1 Occurrence)

Riotous (10 Occurrences)

Rebuilt (47 Occurrences)

Ramath-mizpeh (1 Occurrence)

Elea'leh (2 Occurrences)

Devoureth (27 Occurrences)

Minnith (2 Occurrences)

Powerless (19 Occurrences)

Plateau (13 Occurrences)

Peor (14 Occurrences)

Bathrabbim (1 Occurrence)

Baalmeon (3 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Bath-rabbim (1 Occurrence)

Boasters (6 Occurrences)

Baal-meon (3 Occurrences)

Ash'taroth (12 Occurrences)

Aro'er (15 Occurrences)

Scalps (2 Occurrences)

Settlements (27 Occurrences)

Shaon (1 Occurrence)

Skulls (2 Occurrences)

Devoured (81 Occurrences)

Aroer (17 Occurrences)

Dwelt (307 Occurrences)

Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)

Vines (39 Occurrences)

Burns (34 Occurrences)

Ashtaroth (13 Occurrences)

Helpless (27 Occurrences)

Consumeth (37 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Surrounding (78 Occurrences)

Corner (60 Occurrences)

Forehead (23 Occurrences)

Including (90 Occurrences)

Tumult (56 Occurrences)

Smitten (215 Occurrences)

Struck (373 Occurrences)

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