Ammon in Easton's Bible Dictionary
another form of the name Ben-ammi, the son of Lot (Gen.
19:38). This name is also used for his posterity (Ps. 83:7).
Ammon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A nation sprung from Ben-ammi, Lot's son by his younger daughter
(Genesis 19:38; Psalm 83:7-8), as Moab by his elder, after Lot
escaped from Sodom. Ammon and Moab appear continually together; both
are said to have hired Balaam (Deuteronomy 13:4), though Moab alone
is mentioned in the detailed account (Numbers 22; 23). The land from
Arnon river to Jabbok is assigned to both (Judges 11:12-18; Judges
11:25). The Israelites dispossessed the Amorites of land which
afterward Ammon occupied, between Arnon and Jabbok, but did not, as
Jephthah reasons, dispossess Ammon of it, though now claiming it as
theirs (Numbers 21:24; Numbers 21:26; Numbers 21:29). Ammon destroyed
the aboriginal Rephaim or giants, named Zamzummim, and occupied their
land, Jabbok being their boundary (Deuteronomy 2:20-21; Deuteronomy
2:37). Moab was probably the more civilized half of Lot's
descendants; whence we read of the plentiful fields, hay, summer
fruits, vineyards, presses, songs of the grape treaders, of Moab
(Isaiah 15; 16; Jeremiah 48): Ammon the more fierce, plundering,
Bedouin-like half; whence we read of their threat of thrusting out
the right eye of all in Jabesh Gilead (1 Samuel 11:2), ripping up
pregnant women in Gilead (Amos 1:13), treacherously murdering, as
Ishmael, Baalis' agent, did (Jeremiah 40:14; Jeremiah 41:5-7),
suspecting and insulting their ally David to their own ruin (2 Samuel
10:1-5; 2 Samuel 12:31). Ammon's one stronghold, Rabbah, "the city
of: waters" (20 cities are mentioned Judges 11:33, perhaps some
Moabite cities), forms a contrast to Moab's numerous towns with their
"high places" (Jeremiah 48); their idol, Moloch, accordingly they
worshipped in a tent, the token of nomad life, not a fixed temple or
high place, such as was appropriated...
Ammon in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a people; the son of my people
Ammon in Naves Topical Bible
Descendants of Ben-ammi, one of the sons of Lot Ge 19:38. Character of Jud 10:6; 2Ki 23:13; 2Ch 20:25; Jer
27:3,9; Eze 25:3,6; Am 1:13; Zep 2:10. Territory of Nu 21:24; De 2:19; Jos 12:2; 13:10,25; Jud 11:13.
Israelites forbidden to disturb De 2:19,37. Excluded from the congregation of Israel De 23:3-6. Confederate
with Moabites and Amalekites against Israel Jud 3:12,13. Defeated by the Israelites Jud 10:7-18; 11:32,33;
12:1-3; 1Sa 11; 2Sa 8:12; 10; 11:1; 12:26-31; 17:27; 1Ch 18:11; 20:1-3; 2Ch 20; 26:7,8; 27:5. Conspire
against the Jews Ne 4:7,8. Solomon takes wives from 1Ki 11:1; 2Ch 12:13; Ne 13:26. Jews intermarry with Ezr
9:12; 10:10-44; Ne 13:23. Kings of Baalis Jer 40:14; 41:10. Kings of Hanun 2Sa 10; 1Ch 19. Kings of Nahash
1Sa 11; 2Sa 10:1,2; 1Ch 19:1,2. Idols of Milcom 2Ki 23:13. Idols of Molech See MOLECH. Prophecies concerning
Isa 11:14; Jer 9:25,26; 25:15-21; 27:1-11; 49:1-6; Eze 21:20,28-32; 25:1-11; Da 11:41; Am 1:13-15; Zep 2:8-
Ammon in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(sons of renown, mountaineers), Am'monites, Children of Ammon, A people descended from Ben-
ammi, the son of Lot by his younger daughter. Ge 19:38 comp Psal 83:7,8. The Ammonites are
frequently mentioned with the Moabites (descendants of Ben-ammi's half-brother), and sometimes
under the same name. Comp. Jud 10:6; 2Ch 20:1; Zep 2:8 etc. The precise position of the
territory of the Ammonites is not ascertainable. In the earliest mention of them, De 2:20 they
are said to have dwelt in their place, Jabbok being their border. Nu 21:24; De 2:37; 3:16
(i.e. Land or country is, however, but rarely ascribed to them. Their capital city was
Rabbath, called also Rabbath Ammon on the Jabbok. We find everywhere traces of the fierce
habits of maranders in their incursions.) 1Sa 11:2; Am 1:13 and a very high degree of crafty
cruelty to their toes. Jer 41:6,7; Jud 17:11,12 Moab was the settled and civilized half of the
nation of Lot, and Ammon formed its predatory and Bedouin section. On the west of Jordan they
never obtained a footing. The hatred in which the Ammonites were held by Israel is stated to
have arisen partly from their denial of assistance, De 23:4 to the Israelites on their
approach to Canaan. But whatever its origin the animosity continued in force to the latest
date. The tribe was governed by a king, Jud 11:12 etc.; 1Sa 12:12; 2Sa 10:1; Jer 40:14 and by
"princes." 2Sa 10:3; 1Ch 19:3 The divinity of the tribe was Molech [MOLECH], and they were
Ammon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
am'-on, am'-on-its (`ammon; `ammonim): The Hebrew tradition
makes this tribe descendants of Lot and hence related to the
Israelites (Gen 19:38). This is reflected in the name
usually employed in Old Testament to designate them, Ben
`Ammi, Bene `Ammon, "son of my people," "children of my
people," i.e. relatives. Hence we find that the Israelites
are commanded to avoid conflict with them on their march to
the Promised Land (Dt 2:19). Their dwelling-place was on the
east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, between the Arnon and
the Jabbok, but, before the advance of the Hebrews, they had
been dispossessed of a portion of their land by the
Amorites, who founded, along the east side of the Jordan and
the Dead Sea, the kingdom of Sihon (Nu 21:21-31). We know
from the records of Egypt, especially Tell el-Amarna
Letters, the approximate date of the Amorite invasion (14th
and 13th centuries, BC). They were pressed on the north by
the Hittites who forced them upon the tribes of the south,
and some of them settled east of the Jordan. Thus, Israel
helped Ammonites by destroying their old enemies, and this
makes their conduct at a later period the more
reprehensible. In the days of Jephthah they oppressed the
Israelites east of the Jordan, claiming that the latter had
deprived them of their territory when they came from Egypt,
whereas it was the possessions of the Amorites they took
(Jdg 11:1-28). They were defeated, but their hostility did
not cease, and their conduct toward the Israelites was
particularly shameful, as in the days of Saul (1 Sam 11) and
of David (2 Sam 10). This may account for the cruel
treatment meted out to them in the ...
Ammon Scripture - 1 Chronicles 19:12
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou
shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for
thee, then I will help thee.
Ammon Scripture - 1 Chronicles 19:2
And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David
sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the
servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon
to Hanun, to comfort him.
Ammon Scripture - 1 Chronicles 20:1
And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the
time that kings go out [to battle], Joab led forth the power
of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon,
and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem.
And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
Ammon Scripture - 1 Chronicles 20:3
And he brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut
[them] with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes.
Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of
Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
Ammon Scripture - 1 Kings 11:33
Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped
Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the
Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and
have not walked in my ways, to do [that which is] right in
mine eyes, and [to keep] my statutes and my judgments, as
[did] David his father.
Ammon Scripture - 1 Samuel 12:12
And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon
came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign
over us: when the LORD your God [was] your king.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Chronicles 20:23
For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the
inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy [them]:
and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir,
every one helped to destroy another.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Kings 23:13
And the high places that [were] before Jerusalem, which [were]
on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon
the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination
of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the
Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of
Ammon, did the king defile.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands
of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the
children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it,
according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his
servants the prophets.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:11
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou
shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for
thee, then I will come and help thee.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:19
And when all the kings [that were] servants to Hadarezer saw
that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with
Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the
children of Ammon any more.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:2
Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent
to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And
David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:3
And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their
lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he
hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David [rather] sent
his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out,
and to overthrow it?
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 11:1
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time
when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his
servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the
children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried
still at Jerusalem.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 12:31
And he brought forth the people that [were] therein, and put
[them] under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes
of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus
did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David
and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.
Ammon Scripture - 2 Samuel 12:9
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to
do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with
the sword, and hast taken his wife [to be] thy wife, and hast
slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
Ammon Scripture - Deuteronomy 3:11
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants;
behold, his bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron; [is] it not in
Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits [was] the length
thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of
Ammon Scripture - Deuteronomy 3:16
And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from
Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the
border even unto the river Jabbok, [which is] the border of
the children of Ammon;
Ammon Scripture - Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and
Moab, and all [that are] in the utmost corners, that dwell in
the wilderness: for all [these] nations [are] uncircumcised,
and all the house of Israel [are] uncircumcised in the heart.
Ammon Scripture - Joshua 12:2
Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, [and] ruled
from Aroer, which [is] upon the bank of the river Arnon, and
from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto
the river Jabbok, [which is] the border of the children of
Ammon Scripture - Judges 10:17
Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and
encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled
themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh.
Ammon Scripture - Judges 10:6
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the
LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria,
and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of
the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and
forsook the LORD, and served not him.
Ammon Scripture - Judges 11:27
Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me
wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day
between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
Ammon Scripture - Judges 11:29
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed
over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead,
and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over [unto] the children
Ammon Scripture - Judges 11:33
And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith,
[even] twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards,
with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were
subdued before the children of Israel.
Ammon Scripture - Judges 11:36
- And she said unto him, My father, [if] thou hast opened thy
mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath
proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken
vengeance for thee of thine enemies, [even] of the children of
Ammon Scripture - Judges 11:8
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn
again to thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight
against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the
inhabitants of Gilead.
Ammon Scripture - Judges 12:1
And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went
northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou
over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not
call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee
Ammon Scripture - Zephaniah 2:9
Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of
Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and
saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people
shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess