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Ataroth

Ataroth [N] [E] [H]

(crowns ).

  1. One of the towns in the "land of Jazer and land of Gilead," ( Numbers 32:3 ) east of the Jordan, taken and built by the tribe of Gad. ( Numbers 32:34 )
  2. A place on the (south?) boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh. ( Joshua 16:2 Joshua 16:7 ) It is impossible to say whether Ataroth is or is not the same place as
  3. ATAROTH-ADAR, or -ADDAR, on the west border of Benjamin, "near the mountain that is on the south side of the nether Beth-horon." ( Joshua 16:5 ; 18:13 ) Perhaps the modern Atara, six miles northeast of Bethel.
  4. "ATAROTH, THE HOUSE OF JOAB," a place(?) occurring in the list of the descendants of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:54 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ataroth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.