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Ataroth

Ataroth [N] [H] [S]

crowns.

  • A city east of Jordan, not far from Gilead ( Numbers 32:3 ).

  • A town on the border of Ephraim and Benjamin ( Joshua 16:2 Joshua 16:7 ), called also Ataroth-adar ( 16:5 ). Now ed-Da'rieh.

  • "Ataroth, the house of Joab" ( 1 Chronicles 2:54 ), a town of Judah inhabited by the descendants of Caleb.

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

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

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Ataroth [N] [E] [S]

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

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

    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 )

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    [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.

    ATAROTH

    at'-a-roth, a-ta'-roth (`aTaroth, "crowns" or "wreaths"; Ataroth):

    (1) A city East of the Jordan, apparently in the territory given to Reuben, but built, or fortified, by the children of Gad (Numbers 32:3,34). It is named along with Dibon, which is identified with Dhiban. Eight miles Northeast by North of Dibon, on the South of Wady Zerqa Ma`in, stands Jebel `Attarus, in which the ancient name is preserved. The city is doubtless represented by Khirbet `Attarus, about 4 miles West of the mountain.

    (2) A place on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin, toward the West (Joshua 16:2). It seems to be the same as Ataroth- addar of Joshua 16:5; 18:13. It is probably to be identified with the modern ed-Dariyeh South of nether Bethhoron, and about 12 1/2 miles West of Jerusalem.

    (3) A place on the eastern frontier of Ephraim (Joshua 16:7). This town has not been identified. Conder thinks it may be identified with et-Truneh in the Jordan valley, or with Khirbet et-Taiyereh.

    W. Ewing


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