Rabbah (Rab´uh)

1 A city of Judah (Josh 15:60) identified tentatively with modern Khirbet Hamideh. 2 The only town (alternately Rabbat of the Ammonites or Rabath-ammon, meaning the “great” or “capital” of the Ammonites) mentioned in the Bible as specifically Ammonite. It is modern Amman, located about twenty-four miles east of the Jordan River and twenty-three miles northeast of the Dead Sea. Rabbah was renamed Philadelphia after it was captured by Ptolemy Philadelphus (third century BCE), and it flourished as a Hellenistic city.

Josh 15:60

60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two towns with their villages.

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