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The meaning of Ataroth in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

at'-a-roth, a-ta'-roth ('aTaroth, "crowns" or "wreaths"; Ataroth):

(1) A city East of the Jordan, apparently in the territory given to Reuben, but built, or fortified, by the children of Gad (Numbers 32:3, Numbers 32:34). It is named along with Dibon, which is identified with Dhiban. Eight miles Northeast by North of Dibon, on the South of Wady Zerqa Ma'in, stands Jebel 'Attarus, in which the ancient name is preserved. The city is doubtless represented by Khirbet 'Attarus, about 4 miles West of the mountain.

(2) A place on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin, toward the West (Joshua 16:2). It seems to be the same as Ataroth-addar of Joshua 16:5 and Joshua 18:13. It is probably to be identified with the modern ed-Dariyeh South of nether Bethhoron, and about 12 1/2 miles West of Jerusalem.

(3) A place on the eastern frontier of Ephraim (Joshua 16:7). This town has not been identified. Conder thinks it may be identified with et-Truneh in the Jordan valley, or with Khirbet et-Taiyereh.

W. Ewing


See more on the meaning of Ataroth in the Bible:
Ataroth {Easton's Bible Dictionary}
Ataroth {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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