Ar (Ahr)

A city or a region or both. The main references are found in (Num 21:15, Num 21:28), both of which relate it to Moabite border territory, and (Deut 2:9) (given to Lot’s descendants), (Deut 2:18) (marking the Moabite boundary), and (Deut 2:29) (settled by Moabites). In (Isa 15:1) its parallel citation with Kir as a main Moabite city suggests city rather than regional identity.

Num 21:15

15and the slopes of the wadis
that extend to the seat of Ar,
and lie along the border of Moab.”

Num 21:28

28For fire came out from Heshbon,
flame from the city of Sihon.
It devoured Ar of Moab,
and swallowed up the heights of the Arnon.

Deut 2:9

9the Lord said to me: “Do not harass Moab or engage them in battle, for I will not give you any of its land as a possession, since I have given Ar as a possessi ... View more

Deut 2:18

18“Today you are going to cross the boundary of Moab at Ar.

Deut 2:29

29just as the descendants of Esau who live in Seir have done for me and likewise the Moabites who live in Ar—until I cross the Jordan into the land that the Lor ... View more

Isa 15:1

An Oracle concerning Moab
1An oracle concerning Moab.

Because Ar is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because Kir is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone ... View more

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