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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without discretion and judgment [she'lo ya'a'su ba-bipazon b'li heshbon v'da'at]" in political matters.
The word shdema, or field, is also used to describe vineyards: (15) For the fields [shadmot] of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah, whose choice plants did overcome the lords of nations; they reached even unto Jazer, they wandered into the wilderness; her branches were spread abroad, they passed over the sea)Isa.
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.
It is the meeting place of mussar and psychology, of heshbon hanefesh and personality growth, of Jewish values and behavior modification.
His words are, "Then shall they that propound riddles say, Come to Heshbon that it may be built, and that the city of Sihon may be constructed" (Legum 3.
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Your eyes, pools of Heshbon at the gates of Bat-Rabim Your nose like Lebanon overlooking Damascus Your head ascends like Carmel Magenta threads fixed in your hair Your tendrils of hair entangle a king (Song 7:5)
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.
The Pentateuch says the Hebrews did battle with Sihon, king of the Amorites, at a city called Heshbon, but excavations have revealed that Heshbon did not exist during this period either.
In Twerski's therapeutic lexicon, heshbon hanefesh [32] and "a thorough personal inventory" axe synonymous.
He argues, for instance, that Heshbon, a Canaanite city destroyed by the Israelites, could be translated "the city of thoughts.
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon (Num.