Aroer


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Aroer

(ăr`ōər), border town, on the north side of the Arnon River and E of the Dead Sea, the modern Arair (Jordan). Aroer, which changed hands frequently, is mentioned in the Moabite stone.
References in classic literature ?
Next CHEMOS, th' obscene dread of MOABS Sons, From AROER to NEBO, and the wild Of Southmost ABARIM; in HESEBON And HERONAIM, SEONS Realm, beyond The flowry Dale of SIBMA clad with Vines, And ELEALE to th' ASPHALTICK Pool.
Other god names appear in only nine names and are distributed as follows: hdd, Dan, eighth century; hr (Horus), Arad and Aroer (Negev), eighth century; yrh, Rabbath-Ammon, eighth or seventh century; kms, Karak, ninth century; mwt, Arad, eighth century; qws, Aroer (Negev), seventh century, Tel el-Kheleifeh, one from the seventh century and one from unknown century (Table 1).
There are only three names with qws in the onomasticon: Pg'qws, Qwscnl (22-25 impressions), both from Tel el-Kheleifeh, and Qws' from Aroer (Negev) (Ahitu 2008: 354-56; Avigad and Sass 1997: 389-90, 392-93).
I built Aroer and I made the highway in the Arnon :) I built Beth-Bamot, because it was in ruins.
36; Moses and the Israelites defeated a great king and his people in the city of Aroer by the river Arnon (Gebir 17).
The cities of Aroer will be deserted' and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid.
texts (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Abu Hawam, x Tell Abu Salima, x x Tell Acco, Tel x 'Amal, Tel x Amman (Jordan) x x x x 'Arad, Tel x x Aroer (in x Judah) Ashdod, Tel x x x x Ashkelon x Ayyelet x ha-Shahar Balatah, Tell x x x Balu' (Jordan) x Batash, Tel x Beersheba (Tel x x x Sheba) Beit Mirsim.
Aroer (Judah): Na'aman and Thareani-Sussely 2006: 69-71 (Assyrian influence can be attributed to only two vessel types: the bowl with petals and the decorated bottle).