Ashtaroth

Ashtaroth [N] [H] [S]

a city of Bashan, in the kingdom of Og ( Deuteronomy 1:4 ; Joshua 12:4 ; 13:12 ; 9:10 ). It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh ( Joshua 13:12 ), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites ( 1 Chronicles 6:71 ). Uzzia, one of David's valiant men ( 1 Chronicles 11:44 ), is named as of this city. It is identified with Tell Ashterah, in the Hauran, and is noticed on monuments B.C. 1700-1500. The name Beesh-terah ( Joshua 21:27 ) is a contraction for Beth-eshterah, i.e., "the house of Ashtaroth."

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ashtaroth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ashtaroth [N] [E] [S]

Ashtoreth
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ashtaroth'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Ashtaroth, [N] [E] [H]

and once Astaroth (a star ), a city on the east of Jordan in Bashan, in the kingdom of Og, doubtless so called from being a seat of the worship of the goddess of the same name. ( 1:4 ; Joshua 9:10 ; 12:4 ; 13:12 )


[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 'Ashtaroth,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ASHTAROTH

Plural of Ashtoreth. See ASHTORETH.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ASHTAROTH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.