- Aroer used 16 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. 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.
2. 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). (Comp. Isaiah 17:2; 2 Kings 15:29.)
3. 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.
1. A city of the Amorites in the valley of the River Arnon
Taken by Hazael
2 Kings 10:33
2. A city built, or probably more correctly, rebuilt by the Gadites
Jephthah smites the Ammonites at
3. A city in Judah
1 Samuel 30:28
Birthplace of two of David's heroes
1 Chronicles 11:44
- A city on the torrent Arnon, the southern point of the territory of Sihon king of the Amorites and afterwards of the tribe of Reuben, (2:36; 3:12; 4:48; Joshua 12:2; 13:9,16; Judges 11:26; 2 Kings 10:33; 1 Chronicles 5:8) but later again in possession of Moab. (Jeremiah 48:19) It is the modern Ara'ir , upon the very edge of the precipitous north bank of the Wady Mojeb .
- Aroer, "that is 'facing' Rahbah" (Rabbah of Ammon), a town built by and belonging to Gad. (Numbers 32:34; Joshua 13:25; 2 Samuel 24:5) This is probably the place mentioned in (Judges 11:33) which was shown in Jerome's time.
- Aroer, in (Isaiah 17:2) if a place at all, must be still farther north than either of the two already named.
- A town in Judah, named only in (1 Samuel 30:28) perhaps Wady Ar'arah , on the road from Petra to Gaza.
Hothan the Aroerite was the father of two of David's captains. (1 Chronicles 11:44)