Ashtaroth

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Ashtaroth – a city of Bashan, in the kingdom of Og (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4; 13:12; 9:10).

It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 13:12), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites (1 Chr. 6:71).

Uzzia, one of David’s valiant men (1 Chr. 11:44), is named as of this city.

It is identified with Tell Ashterah, in the Hauran, and is noticed on monuments B.C. 1700-1500.

The name Beesh-terah (Josh. 21:27) is a contraction for Beth-eshterah, i.e., “the house of Ashtaroth.”

Noah Moses

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