Medeba

Medeba (Med´uh-buh)

A city and surrounding territory located on a fertile plateau approximately six miles south of Heshbon and twenty-five miles south of Amman. It is mentioned along with Heshbon and Dibon (Num 21:30) in the account of the land taken by the Israelites from Sihon. The tableland of Medeba is part of the inheritance of Reuben (Josh 13:9; Josh 13:16). In a battle between Joab and an Ammonite-Syrian coalition, the Syrians encamped before Medeba (1Chr 19:7). It is included in Isaiah’s oracle against Moab (Isa 15:2).

Num 21:30

30So their posterity perished
from Heshbon to Dibon,
and we laid waste until fire spread to Medeba.”

Josh 13:9

9from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Wadi Arnon, and the town that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland from Medeba as far as Dibon;

Josh 13:16

16Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Wadi Arnon, and the town that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba;

1Chr 19:7

7They hired thirty-two thousand chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and camped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cit ... View more

Isa 15:2

2Dibon has gone up to the temple,
to the high places to weep;
over Nebo and over Medeba
Moab wails.
On every head is baldness,
every beard is shorn;

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