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Ataroth


At’aroth (crowns).

1. One of the towns in the “land of Jazer and land of Gilead,” Num. 32:3, east of the Jordan, taken and built by the tribe of Gad. Num. 32:34.

2. A place on the (south?) boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh. Josh. 16:2, 7. It is impossible to say whether Ataroth is or is not the same place as

3. Ataroth-adar, or -addar, on the west border of Benjamin, “near the ‘mountain’ that is on the south side of the nether Beth-horon.” Josh. 16:5; 18:13. Perhaps the modern Ata╠éra, six miles northeast of Bethel.

4. “Ataroth, the house of Joab,” a place(?) occurring in the list of the descendants of Judah. 1 Chron. 2:54.