Rabbah Ammon, Rabbath Ammon
geographical name — see Amman

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • RABBATH-AMMON — (Rabbah; Heb. רַבַּת בִּנֵי עַמּוֹן ,רַבָּה), the capital of the Ammonites, present day Amman, capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of jordan . The earliest settlement, dating from the Chalcolithic period until the end of the early Bronze Age (c.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ammon — or Ammonites (Hebrew Name|עַמּוֹן|ʻAmmon|ʻAmmôn| People ), also referred to in the Bible as the children of Ammon, were a people (also known from Assyrian and other records) living east of the Jordan river whose origin the Old Testament traces to …   Wikipedia

  • RABBAH — (Ha Rabbah; Heb. רַבָּה ,הָרַבָּה). (1) An abbreviation for rabbath ammon . (2) A town in Judah mentioned with Kiriath Jearim as part of the inheritance of the tribe of Judah in the hill country (Joshua 15:60). It is probably identical with a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rabbah — (Rab bath, great .) (1.) Rabbath of the children of Ammon, thechief city of the Ammonites, among the eastern hills, some 20miles east of the Jordan, on the southern of the two streamswhich united with the Jabbok. Here the bedstead of Og… …   Wikipedia

  • Rabbah —    Or Rab bath, great.    1) Rabbath of the children of Ammon, the chief city of the Ammonites, among the eastern hills, some 20 miles east of the Jordan, on the southern of the two streams which united with the Jabbok. Here the bedstead of Og… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Amman — /ah mahn , ah mahn/, n. a city in and the capital of Jordan, in the W part. 615,000. Also called Rabbath Ammon. * * * City (pop., 1994: 969,598), capital of Jordan. It lies 25 mi (40 km) northeast of the Dead Sea. Amman is by far the largest city …   Universalium

  • Amman — or ancient Philadelphia or biblical Rabbah Ammon or Rabbath Ammon geographical name city capital of Jordan NE of Dead Sea population 1,213,300 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amman — Original name in latin Amman Name in other language Amman, AMM, Ama, Aman, Amanas, Amano, Amman, Ammana, Ammon, Ammn, Ammn, Ammna, Amn, Amn, Am Gorad Aman, Philadelphia, Rabbah, Rabbath Ammon, Amman, Ammn, am man, am mana, aman, amana, amani,… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Biblical Geography —     Biblical Geography     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Biblical Geography     With the exception of the didactic literature, there is no book in the Bible which, to a greater or less extent, does not contain mention of, or allusions to, the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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