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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.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Heshbon'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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