ARGOB


ARGOB
ARGOB (Heb. אַרְגּׁב), region in northern Transjordan which was part of bashan and probably lay between Nahr al-Ruqād and Nahr al-ʿAlān. According to Thutmose III's geographical list (no. 126) and the el-Amarna letters, this region was heavily populated in the Late Bronze Age. At the time of the Israelite conquest Argob embraced "threescore cities… All these were fortified cities with high walls, gates, and bars; beside the unwalled towns, a great number" (Deut. 3:4–5). It was allotted by Moses to the half-tribe of Manasseh and was possibly settled by Jair (Deut. 3:13–14, but cf. I Kings 4:13). In Solomon's time the region was included in his sixth administrative district and its governor (the son of Geber) resided at Ramoth-Gilead (I Kings 4:13). In the Aramaic translations Argob is identified with the region which Josephus and the New Testament call Trachon or trachonitis (Targ. Onk.: Trakona; Targ. Yer.: Tragona), the basaltic highland desert now known as al-Lijā. This later tradition, however, is not consistent with the early sources. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bergman, in: JPOS, 16 (1936), 239; Albright, in: BASOR, 68 (1937), 21; de Vaux, in: Vivre et Penser, 1 (1941), 22; Mazar, in: JBL, 80 (1961), 16; EM, S.V.; Press, Ereẓ, 1 (1946), 36. (Michael Avi-Yonah)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • ARGOB — Latine gleba, vel glarea, aut maledictio putei, vel dorsi sive lux altitudinis; nomen regionis Basanitidis. Deuter. c. 3. v. 13. quae in sortem dimidiae tribûs manassis cecidit …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Argob — Trachon Dans l Antiquité, le Trachon ou la Trachonitide[1] est nom grec d une région de chaos rocheux basaltiques appelé Argob[2] dans la Bible[3], située au sud de Damas, en Syrie. Son nom actuel est le Al Lejâh[4] …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Deuteronomy 3 — 1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into… …   The King James version of the Bible

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