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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Amorites

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the descendants of Amori, or Haemorri, or Amorrhaeus, Genesis 10:16 , the fourth son of Canaan, whose first possessions were in the mountains of Judea, among the other families of Canaan: but, growing strong above their fellows, and impatient of confinement within the narrow boundaries of their native district, they passed the Jordan, and extended their conquests over the finest provinces of Moab and Ammon; seizing and maintaining possession of that extensive and almost insulated portion of country included between the rivers Jordan, Jabbok, and Arnon. This was the kingdom, and Heshbon the capital, of the Amorites, under Sihon their king, when the Israelites, in their way from Egypt, requested a passage through their country. This request, however, Sihon refused; and came out against them with all his force, when he was slain, his people extirpated, and his kingdom taken possession of by the Israelites. It was subsequently divided between the tribes of Reuben and Gad, Numbers 13:29; Numbers 21:13; Numbers 21:25; Joshua 5:1; Joshua 11:3; Judges 11:19; Judges 11:22 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Amorites'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/a/amorites.html. 1831-2.

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