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

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Josh 13:9

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Josh 13:16

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1Chr 19:7

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Isa 15:2

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