house of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan ( Numbers 33:49 ; A.V., "Bethjesimoth"). It was within the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites ( Joshua 12:3 ).
(house of deserts ) or Jesimoth , a town or place east of Jordan, on the lower level at the south end of the Jordan valley, ( Numbers 33:49 ) and named with Ashdod-pisgah and Beth-peor. It was one of the limits of the encampment of Israel before crossing the Jordan. Later it was allotted to Reuben, ( Joshua 12:3 ; 13:20 ) but came at last into the hands of Moab, and formed one of the cities which were "the glory of the country." ( Ezekiel 25:9 )