Amorites (Am´uh-rits)

One of the primary peoples in the land of Canaan before the rise of Israel (Ezek 16:3). In particular, the Amorites are associated with the Transjordan and the kingdoms of Sihon, centered at Heshbon, and Og, centered at Ashtaroth and Edrei. These “two kings of the Amorites” appear as opponents of Israel prior to the settlement of Palestine.

Ezek 16:3

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