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heshbon


heshbon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Heshbon 
  intelligence,  a  city  ruled  over  by  Sihon,  king  of  the  Amorites 
  (Josh.  3:10;  13:17).  It  was  taken  by  Moses  (Num.  21:23-26),  and 
  became  afterwards  a  Levitical  city  (Josh.  21:39)  in  the  tribe  of 
  Reuben  (Num.  32:37).  After  the  Exile  it  was  taken  possession  of 
  by  the  Moabites  (Isa.  15:4;  Jer.  48:2,  34,  45).  The  ruins  of 
  this  town  are  still  seen  about  20  miles  east  of  Jordan  from  the 
  north  end  of  the  Dead  Sea.  There  are  reservoirs  in  this 
  district,  which  are  probably  the  fishpools"  referred  to  in 
  Cant.  7:4. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Heshbon,  invention;  industry