Dibon (Di´bon)

1 An important settlement located on the King’s Highway, thirteen miles east of the Dead Sea and three miles north of the Arnon River. This region was captured by the Israelites from King Sihon of the Amorites (Num 21:21-31); it was initially allotted to the Israelite tribes Reuben and Gad (Num 32:3; Josh 13:9) and ultimately assigned to Reuben (Josh 13:17). The site’s continuing importance is confirmed by later references to Dibon in (Isa 15:2, Isa 9 and Jer 48:18, Jer 22). 2 A village in the northern Negeb that was reoccupied by Jews in the postexilic period (Neh 11:25). This Dibon, whose location remains uncertain, is probably identical with Dimonah (Josh 15:22).

Num 21:21-31

King Sihon Defeated
21Then Israel sent messengers to King Sihon of the Amorites, saying,22“Let me pass through your land; we will not turn aside into field or v ... View more

Num 32:3

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

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 13:17

17with Heshbon, and all its towns that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon,

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;

Isa 9

The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebul ... View more

Jer 48:18

18Come down from glory,
and sit on the parched ground,
enthroned daughter Dibon!
For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you;
he has destroyed your strong ... View more

Jer 22

Exhortation to Repent
1Thus says the Lord: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,2and say: Hear the word of the Lord, O King of J ... View more

Neh 11:25

Villages outside Jerusalem
25And as for the villages, with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its villages, and in Dibon and it ... View more

Josh 15:22

22Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,

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