Mephaath

Mephaath (Mi-fay´ath)

A site given to the Reubenites (Josh 13:18; Josh 21:37; 1Chr 6:79) located, like the settlements associated with it (Heshbon, Dibon), east of the Jordan. Jeremiah’s oracle(s) against Moab include it as having suffered judgment (Jer 48:21).

Josh 13:18

18and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Josh 21:37

37Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands—four towns.

1Chr 6:79

79Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands;

Jer 48:21

21Judgment has come upon the tableland, upon Holon, and Jahzah, and Mephaath,

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