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  • A town on the north bank of the Arnon (Deuteronomy 4:48 ; Judges 11:26 ; 2 Kings 10:33 ), the southern boundary of the kingdom of Sihon (Joshua 12:2 ). It is now called Arair, 13 miles west of the Dead Sea.

  • One of the towns built by the tribe of Gad (Numbers 32:34 ) "before Rabbah" (Joshua 13:25 ), the Ammonite capital. It was famous in the history of Jephthah (Judges 11:33 ) and of David (2 Samuel 24:5 ). (Compare Isaiah 17:2 ; 2 Kings 15:29 .)

  • A city in the south of Judah, 12 miles south-east of Beersheba, to which David sent presents after recovering the spoil from the Amalekites at Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:26,28 ). It was the native city of two of David's warriors (1 Chronicles 11:44 ). It is now called Ar'arah.

  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Aroer'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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