Jabbok
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Jabbok

evacuation; dissipation; wrestling

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Jabbok

(emptying), a stream which intersects the mountain range of Gilead, comp. (Joshua 12:2,5) and falls into the Jordan on the east about midway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. It was anciently the border of the children of Ammon. (Numbers 21:24; 2:37; 3:16) It was on the south bank of the Jabbok that the interview took place between Jacob and Esau, (Genesis 32:22) and this river afterward became, toward its western part, the boundary between the kingdoms of Sihon and Og. (Joshua 12:2,5) Its modern name is Wady Zurka .

ATS Bible Dictionary
Jabbok

Now the Zerka, a perennial stream, flowing into the Jordan midway between the sea of Galilee and the Dead sea, about thirty miles from each, after a westerly course of some sixty miles. It traverses at first an elevated and desert region, and receives a branch from the north and another from the south. This latter branch separated the Ammonites from Israel. The eastern part of the Jabbok is dry in summer. Towards the west, it flows through a deep ravine. Penuel, where Jacob wrestled with the Angel, was a fording-place of the Jabbok, Genesis 32:32.

This stream divided the territory of Og from that of Sihon, Joshua 12:2 12:5

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A pouring out, or a wrestling, one of the streams on the east of Jordan, into which it falls about midway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, or about 45 miles below the Sea of Galilee. It rises on the eastern side of the mountains of Gilead, and runs a course of about 65 miles in a wild and deep ravine. It was the boundary between the territory of the Ammonites and that of Og, king of Bashan (Joshua 12:1-5; Numbers 21:24); also between the tribe of Reuben and the half tribe of Manasseh (21:24; Deuteronomy 3:16). In its course westward across the plains it passes more than once underground. "The scenery along its banks is probably the most picturesque in Palestine; and the ruins of town and village and fortress which stud the surrounding mountain-side render the country as interesting as it is beautiful." This river is now called the Zerka, or blue river.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JABBOK

jab'-ok (yabboq, "luxuriant river"): A stream in Eastern Palestine first named in the history of Jacob, as crossed by the patriarch on his return from Paddan-aram, after leaving Mahanaim (Genesis 32:22). On the bank of this river he had his strange conflict with an unknown antagonist. The Jabbok was the northern boundary of the territory of Sihon the Amorite (Numbers 21:24). It is also named as the border of Ammon (Deuteronomy 3:16). It is now called Nahr ez-Zerqa, "river of blue," referring to the clear blue color of its water. It rises near to `Amman-Rabbath Ammon-and makes a wide circuit, flowing first to the East, then to the Northwest, until it is joined by the stream from Wady Jerash, at which point it turns westward, and flows, with many windings, to the Jordan, the confluence being just North of ed-Damiyeh. It drains a wider area than any other stream East of the Jordan, except the Yarmuk. The bed of the river is in a deep gorge with steep, and in many places precipitous, banks. It is a great cleft, cutting the land of Gilead in two. It is lined along its course by a luxuriant growth of oleander which, in season, lights up the valley with brilliant color. The length of the stream, taking no account of its innumerable windings, is about 60 miles. The mouth of the river has changed its position from time to time. In the lower reaches the vegetation is tropical. The river is fordable at many points, save when in full flood. The particular ford referred to in Genesis 32 cannot now be identified.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
2999. Yabboq -- a river East of the Jordan
... 2998, 2999. Yabboq. 3000 . a river East of the Jordan. Transliteration: Yabboq
Phonetic Spelling: (yab-boke') Short Definition: Jabbok. ... Jabbok. ...
/hebrew/2999.htm - 6k
Library

Jacob-Wrestling
... brought back all Jacob's early days to his mind, as they had not been in his mind
now for many years; till, by the time Jacob arrived at the Jabbok, he was in ...
//christianbookshelf.org/whyte/lord teach us to pray/iv jacob-wrestling.htm

How Moses Conquered Sihon and Og Kings of the Amorites, and ...
... land, which is a country situate between three rivers, and naturally resembled an
island: the river Arnon being its southern; the river Jabbok determining its ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how moses conquered.htm

Chapter xxxii
... its exact location. It must have lain somewhere east of Jordan near the
confluence of the Jordan and the Jabbok. The present site ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxii.htm

Chapter xxxiii
... Succoth is now usually identified with Tell Deir Alla, a short distance east of
the Jordan and north of the Jabbok, ie, near the point of confluence of the two ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxiii.htm

One of Paul's Prayers
... Look at Isaac, who goes out to meditate in the field at the eventide. Look at Jacob,
as he wrestles until the breaking of the day at the Jabbok. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/whyte/lord teach us to pray/xii one of pauls prayers.htm

A Nation's Struggle for a Home and Freedom.
... which means red earth, is to-day represented by the ruins of Ed-Damieh, which stands
near the famous Damieh ford at the point where the river Jabbok enters the ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xii a nations struggle.htm

God.
... Morning may break, as it broke on Jacob by Jabbok with the assurance of blessing
or as on Jeremiah with a firmer impression of the Will not his own; but no ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/1 god.htm

Joseph Attacked by the Archers
... He had been noble in many instances during his life"at the sleeping place
of Bethel, the brook of Jabbok, and the halting of Peniel. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 1 1855/joseph attacked by the archers.htm

The Same is Proved from the visions which Appeared to Jacob.
... thus says: And having risen up that night, he took the two wives, and the two
women-servants, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford Jabbok; and he ...
/.../chapter lviii the same is proved.htm

Meeting a Brother who had Been Wronged
... Later that night he rose up and took his two wives, his two maid servants,
and his eleven children, and sent them over the river Jabbok. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/meeting a brother who had.htm

Thesaurus
Jabbok (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JABBOK. ... The Jabbok was the northern boundary
of the territory of Sihon the Amorite (Numbers 21:24). ...
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Mahanaim (15 Occurrences)
... Two camps, a place near the Jabbok, beyond Jordan, where Jacob was met by the "angels
of God," and where he divided his retinue into "two hosts" on his return ...
/m/mahanaim.htm - 18k

Ramothgilead (19 Occurrences)
... It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the
Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis ...
/r/ramothgilead.htm - 19k

Ramoth-gilead (20 Occurrences)
... It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the
Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis ...
/r/ramoth-gilead.htm - 20k

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

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)
... Their dwelling-place was on the east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, between the
Arnon and the Jabbok, but, before the advance of the Hebrews, they had been ...
/a/ammonites.htm - 43k

Ford (3 Occurrences)
... Mention is also made of the ford of the Jabbok (Genesis 32:22), and of the fords
of Arnon (Isaiah 16:2) and of the Euphrates (Jeremiah 51:32). ...
/f/ford.htm - 11k

Peniel (4 Occurrences)
... verse and elsewhere it appears as "Penuel." The name is said to have been given
to the place by Jacob after his night of wrestling by the Jabbok, because, as ...
/p/peniel.htm - 9k

Succoth (18 Occurrences)
... (2.) A city on the east of Jordan, identified with Tell Dar'ala, a high mound, a
mass of debris, in the plain north of Jabbok and about one mile from it ...
/s/succoth.htm - 16k

Ammon (100 Occurrences)
... Their dwelling-place was on the east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, between the
Arnon and the Jabbok, but, before the advance of the Hebrews, they had been ...
/a/ammon.htm - 47k

Concordance
Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

Genesis 32:22
He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE 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)

Deuteronomy 2:37
only to the land of the children of Ammon you didn't come near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill country, and wherever Yahweh our God forbade us.
(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)

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 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 11:22
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)

Subtopics

Jabbok

Jabbok of the Reubenites and the Gadites

Jabbok: A Stream on the East of the Jordan River, the Northern Boundary of the Possessions of the Ammonites

Jabbok: The Northern Boundary of the Amorites

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Peniel (4 Occurrences)

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Edge (150 Occurrences)

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Ravine (26 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

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Eleven (25 Occurrences)

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Peaceably (13 Occurrences)

Possesseth (5 Occurrences)

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Strongly (15 Occurrences)

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