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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  ruins.  (1.)  A  town  on  the  north  bank  of  the  Arnon  (Deut.  4:48; 
  Judg.  11:26;  2  Kings  10:33),  the  southern  boundary  of  the 
  kingdom  of  Sihon  (Josh.  12:2).  It  is  now  called  Arair,  13  miles 
  west  of  the  Dead  Sea. 
  (2.)  One  of  the  towns  built  by  the  tribe  of  Gad  (Num.  32:34) 
  "before  Rabbah"  (Josh.  13:25),  the  Ammonite  capital.  It  was 
  famous  in  the  history  of  Jephthah  (Judg.  11:33)  and  of  David  (2 
  Sam.  24:5).  (Comp.  Isa.  17:2;  2  Kings  15:29.) 
  (3.)  A  city  in  the  south  of  Judah,  12  miles  south-east  of 
  Beersheba,  to  which  David  sent  presents  after  recovering  the 
  spoil  from  the  Amalekites  at  Ziklag  (1  Sam.  30:26,  28).  It  was 
  the  native  city  of  two  of  David's  warriors  (1  Chr.  11:44).  It  is 
  now  called  Ar'arah. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Aroer,  heath;  tamarisk