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.
15and the slopes of the wadis
that extend to the seat of Ar,
and lie along the border of Moab.”
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.
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
18“Today you are going to cross the boundary of Moab at Ar.
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
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