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The meaning of Aroer in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

ruins.

  • A town on the north bank of the Arnon (Deuteronomy 4:48; Judges 11:26; 2Kings 10:33), the southern boundary of the kingdom of Sihon (Joshua 12:2). It is now called Arair, 13 miles west of the Dead Sea.

  • One of the towns built by the tribe of Gad (Numbers 32:34) "before Rabbah" (Joshua 13:25), the Ammonite capital. It was famous in the history of Jephthah (Judges 11:33) and of David (II Samuel 24:5). (Compare Isaiah 17:2; 2Kings 15:29.)

  • A city in the south of Judah, 12 miles south-east of Beersheba, to which David sent presents after recovering the spoil from the Amalekites at Ziklag (I Samuel 30:26,28). It was the native city of two of David's warriors (I Chronicles 11:44). It is now called Ar'arah.


    See more on the meaning of Aroer in the Bible:
    Aroer {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}
    Aroer {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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