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beth-jeshimoth in Easton's Bible Dictionary

house of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan (Num. 33:49; A.V., "Bethjesimoth"). It was within the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites (Josh. 12:3).

beth-jeshimoth in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(house of deserts) or Jes'imoth a town or place east of Jordan, on the lower level at the south end of the Jordan valley, #Nu 33:49| and named with Ashdod-pisgah and Beth-peor. It was one of the limits of the encampment of Israel before crossing the Jordan. Later it was allotted to Reuben, #Jos 12:3; 13:20| but came at last into the hands of Moab, and formed one of the cities which were "the glory of the country." #Eze 25:9|

beth-jeshimoth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("house of the wastes".) A town E. of Jordan in the "deserts" of Moab; last but one of the stations in Israel's journeys in the wilderness (Numbers 33:49). Originally belonging to Sihon's kingdom; assigned to Reuben (Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:20); afterward it became "the glory" of Moab (Ezekiel 25:9). According to Eusebius, ten miles S. from opposite Jericho, on the Dead Sea.