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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2809 - חֶשְׁבּוֹן
Heshbon = “stronghold”
1) the capital city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, located on the western border of the high plain and on the border line between the tribes of Reuben and Gad
(1) reason, understanding, Ecclesiastes 7:25, 27 9:10. Vulg. ratio.
(2) [Heshbon], pr.n. of a city, celebrated for its ponds (Song of Solomon 7:5), formerly a royal city of the Amorites (Numbers 21:26, seq.), situated on the borders of the territory allotted to the tribes of Gad and Reuben, and assigned to the Levites (Joshua 13:17; 1 Chronicles 6:66), afterwards enumerated among the cities of Moab (Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:2). The Esbonite Arabs are mentioned by Pliny H. N. 5:11. Abulfeda (Tab. Syriæ, p. 11). It is now called حُسْباَنُ as mentioned by Seetzen and Burckhardt (vol. ii. p. 623, seq.).
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19