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Heshbon

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • 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

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Heshbon

Intelligence, a city ruled over by Sihon, king of the Amorites (Joshua 3:10; 13:17). It was taken by Moses (Numbers 21:23-26), and became afterwards a Levitical city (Joshua 21:39) in the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:37). After the Exile it was taken possession of by the Moabites (Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:2, 34, 45). The ruins of this town are still seen about 20 miles east of Jordan from the north end of the Dead Sea. There are reservoirs in this district, which are probably the "fishpools" referred to in Song of Solomon 7:4.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Heshbon

invention; industry


Naves Topical Index
Heshbon

A city of the Amorites
Numbers 21:25-35; Deuteronomy 1:4

Built by Reuben
Numbers 32:37

Allotted to Gad
Joshua 21:38-39

Fish pools at
Song of Solomon 7:4

Prophecy concerning
Isaiah 16:8; Jeremiah 48:2; Jeremiah 48:34-35; Jeremiah 49:1-3


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Heshbon

(stronghold), the capital city of Sihon king of the Amorites. (Numbers 21:26) It stood on the western border of the high plain

Mishor, (Joshua 13:17)

and on the boundary line between the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The ruins of Hesban , 20 miles east of the Jordan, on the parallel of the northern end of the Dead Sea mark the site, as they bear the name; of the ancient Heshbon. There are many cisterns among the ruins. Comp. (Solomon 7:4)