Sibmah (Sib´muh)

A place in the rich Moabite plateau allocated to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:38; “Sebam,” Num 32:3; Josh 13:19). In later prophetic oracles it was described as Moabite territory (Isa 16:6-9; Jer 48:31-32) known for vineyards. It may be modern Qurn el-Kibsh, some five miles southwest of Hesban.

Num 32:38

38Nebo, and Baal-meon (some names being changed), and Sibmah; and they gave names to the towns that they rebuilt.

Num 32:3

3“Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon—

Josh 13:19

19and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley,

Isa 16:6-9

6We have heard of the pride of Moab
—how proud he is!—
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;
his boasts are false.7Therefore let Moab wail,
let everyo ... View more

Jer 48:31-32

31Therefore I wail for Moab;
I cry out for all Moab;
for the people of Kir-heres I mourn.32More than for Jazer I weep for you,
O vine of Sibmah!
Your branches c ... View more

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