Cities of Israel
Cities East of Dead Sea

Ancient Israel Cities East of Dead Sea Map

Ar
The city of Ar, located on the banks of the Arnon River, was in Moabite controlled territory. The children of Israel were warned by God not to bother Moab or to take any of their land to live in (Deuteronomy 2:9 - 29).

Aroer
The city of Aroer was the capital of Amorite King Sihon's kingdom (Deuteronomy 3:12, 4:48). After the children of Israel defeated the Amorites the city was given to the tribe of Reuben (Joshua 13:16).

Beth-jesimoth
Bethjeshimoth was a city given to the tribe of Reuben as an inheritance in the Promised Land (Numbers 33:49, Joshua 12:3, 13:20).


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Bozrah
Bozrah was located within Moabite territory. It sat on the major north-south transportation route, east of the Jordan River, known as the King's Highway.

Dibon
Dibon was a major Moabite settlement that was controlled, at the time of Moses, by the Amorites (Numbers 21:30). The city (possibly also called Dibongad) was one of the many places Israel camped while they roamed the wilderness forty years after leaving Egypt (Numbers 33:45 - 46).

Jahaz
Israel, under Moses, requested safe passage from Amorite King Sihon through his land. Not only is the request rejected, Sihon attacks God's people at Jahaz. The Israelites, with God's blessing, destroy the Amorites and take their land (Numbers 21:23, Deuteronomy 2:32, Joshua 13:18).

Kedemoth
Kedemoth was a Levitical city within the tribe of Reuben's territory (Deuteronomy 2:26, Joshua 13:18, 21:37).

Kir-hareseth
Kirharaseth (2Kings 3:25) is also called Kirhareseth (Isaiah 16:7) and Kirheres (Isaiah 16:11, Jeremiah 48:31, 36). It was a major city within Moabite territory (2Kings 3:25, Isaiah 16:7, 11).

Mattanah
Mattanah was one of the places the children of Israel encamped as they wandered the wilderness (Numbers 21:18 - 19).

Medeba
Medeba was a city on the major north-south route called the King's Highway (Numbers 21:30, Joshua 13:9, 16).

Punon
Punon was one of the many places ancient Israel camped at while wandering the wilderness for forty years (Numbers 33:42 - 43).

Zoar
Zoar was one of the "cities of the plain" that joined with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim to fight against Chedolaomer's forces (Genesis 14:2, 8). Lot and his daughters fled to Zoar from Sodom in order to avoid its complete destruction by God (Genesis 19:20 - 23, 30).

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