Heshbon


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Heshbon

(hĕsh`bŏn, khĕshbōn`), ancient city, E of the Jordan. It was an Amorite capital, located at the crossroads of the east-west road to Jericho and the north-south road paralleling the Jordan. In the Bible it was first allotted to Reuben, later to Gad.
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In the later centuries, one-third of the names with 'l (15 out of 47) appear in Ammon: Heshbon, 9; Rabbath-Ammon, 2; Tel el-'Umeiri, 2; Tel Mazar, 1; and Tel Siran, 1.
However, one-third of all 'l names in the seventh and sixth centuries appear in Ammonite territory (at Heshbon, Rabbath-Ammon, Tel el-'Umeiri, Tel Mazar, and Tel Siran), a relatively small area compared with the territories of Israel and Judah.
Jephthah informs a King of the Ammonites that 'Israel has been inhabiting Heshbon for 300 years' (Jud.
This is the season for heshbon hanefesh, the accounting of the soul, a penitential examination of where we are in our life's journey, where we have been, where we are going.
In Twerski's therapeutic lexicon, heshbon hanefesh [32] and "a thorough personal inventory" axe synonymous.
These consist of the abilities that coalesce around the ideal of heshbon hanefesh, as idealized by the tzaddik who every night wrote down the events of the day, noted ways he acted improperly and wept regretfully, "until the tears washed away the recording of the sin.
At its least substantive, this act of assimilation is semantic; spirituality is a neologism for heshbon hanefesh.
He argues, for instance, that Heshbon, a Canaanite city destroyed by the Israelites, could be translated "the city of thoughts.
Heshbon pottery 1971, a preliminary report on the pottery from the 1971 excavations at Tell Hisban.
Loyalsock Township, $215,175 to pay sewer assessments for low- and moderate-income families in the Heshbon area, improve roads and the storm sewer system and to make areas of the township more accessible to people with disabilities.
Jerusalem is at the center of their world ("Shulamite" probably means "woman of Jerusalem"), but the geography of their imagination reaches from the mountains of Lebanon to the oasis of Ein Gedi, from Heshbon in the east to Mount Cannel on the sea - the four points of their compass.
Twelve ostraca are included in the corpus: six from Heshbon (I, II, IV, V, XI, XII), four from Tell el-Mazar III-V, VII) and one each from Nimrud.