Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


Two cities; a double city.

  1. A city of refuge in Naphtali (1 Chr. 6:76).
  2. A town on the east of Jordan (Gen. 14:5; Dt. 2:9,10). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:37). In the time of Ezekiel (Ezek. 25:9) it was one of the four cities which formed the "glory of Moab" (comp. Jer. 48:1, 23). It has been identified with el-Kureiyat, 11 miles south-west of Medeba, on the south slope of Jebel Attarus, the ancient Ataroth.

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