Argob


Argob
   Stony heap, an "island," as it has been called, of rock about 30 miles by 20, rising 20 or 30 feet above the table-land of Bashan; a region of crags and chasms wild and rugged in the extreme. On this "island" stood sixty walled cities, ruled over by Og. It is called Trachonitis ("the rugged region") in the New Testament (Luke 3:1). These cities were conquered by the Israelites (Deut. 3:4; 1 Kings 4:13). It is now called the Lejah. Here "sixty walled cities are still traceable in a space of 308 square miles. The architecture is ponderous and massive. Solid walls 4 feet thick, and stones on one another without cement; the roofs enormous slabs of basaltic rock, like iron; the doors and gates are of stone 18 inches thick, secured by ponderous bars. The land bears still the appearance of having been called the land of giants' under the giant Og." "I have more than once entered a deserted city in the evening, taken possession of a comfortable house, and spent the night in peace. Many of the houses in the ancient cities of Bashan are perfect, as if only finished yesterday. The walls are sound, the roofs unbroken, and even the window-shutters in their places. These ancient cities of Bashan probably contain the very oldest specimens of domestic architecture in the world" (Porter's Giant Cities). (See Bashan.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Argob — (Lang he|ארגוב Argov / Lang ar|أرجوب), a region located east of the Jordan River, on an island of rock which was approximately 20 miles by 30 miles, and rose 20 or 30 feet above the table land of Bashan. An extremely rugged region, sixty walled… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Argob — (a. Geogr.), 1) Landschaft im Reiche Basan (Palästina), jenseit des Jordans, von den Israeliten unter Jair erobert; 2) Hauptstadt darin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • 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

  • Og — For other uses, see Og (disambiguation). Og’s bed (engraving circa 1770 by Johann Balthasar Probst) According to several books of the Old Testament, Og ( gigantic ; Hebrew: עוג‎, cog ˈʕoːɡ; Arabic: عوج‎, c …   Wikipedia

  • Lejah — 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

  • Trachon — Dans l Antiquité, le Trachon ou la Trachonitide[1] est le 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

  • Trachonitide — 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