Ammonites (Am´uh-nits)

A people who lived east of the Jordan River, in the area of the modern state of Jordan. According to (Gen 19:30-38), the Ammonites were descended from a son of Lot, Abraham’s nephew, named Ben-ammi. Conflicts between Ammon and Israel include the story of Jephthah’s campaign against a coalition of Ammonites and Philistines (Judg 10:6-11:40). In later battles, the Ammonites were defeated by Saul at Jabesh-gilead (1Sam 11) and then by David at Rabbah (2Sam 11:14-21).

Gen 19:30-38

The Shameful Origin of Moab and Ammon
30Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he li ... View more

Judg 10:6-11:40

Oppression by the Ammonites
6The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, worshiping the Baals and the Astartes, the gods of Aram, the gods ... View more

1Sam 11

Saul Defeats the Ammonites
1About a month later, Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a treat ... View more

2Sam 11:14-21

David Has Uriah Killed
14In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.15In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of ... View more

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