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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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.
Next Chemos, th' obscene dread of Moab's sons, From Aroer to Nebo and the wild Of southmost Abarim, in Hesebon And Horonaim, Seon's realm, beyond The flow'ry dale of Sibma clad with vines, And Eleale to th' Asphaltic Pool.