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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Dibon

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Pining; wasting.
  • A city in Moab (Numbers 21:30 ); called also Dibon-gad (33:45), because it was built by Gad and Dimon (Isaiah 15:9 ). It has been identified with the modern Diban, about 3 miles north of the Arnon and 12 miles east of the Dead Sea. (See Moabite Stone.)

  • A city of the tribe of Judah, inhabited after the Captivity (Nehemiah 11:25 ); called also Dimonah (Joshua 15:22 ). It is probably the modern ed-Dheib.


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

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    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dibon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/d/dibon.html. 1897.

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